COM0014 – Blog #6: Do people know your story?

What about your childhood shaped you for this moment?

My childhood was one of exploration and imagination. A curious mind led me to constantly question the world around me, not out loud of course, I was too shy for that. I only felt safe to explore ideas in the magical space inside my head.

Throughout my school years I excelled academically, yet a feeling that something was missing often gnawed away at me. A yearning for greater purpose propelled me to seek opportunities that would lead a more fulfilling life.

I have always been guided by my intuition. For better or worse, the lessons i’ve learned through experience have led me to where I am today. I have learned to trust my gut instincts. I understood from a young age that asking the right questions was foundational in creating a meaningful life and becoming a better person.

There have been several significant people who have influenced the course my life has taken. With each turning point in life my “teachers” have given me the gift of further insight into who I really am. In the fall of 2016, my greatest teacher was born. My son’s role in my life has redefined my purpose and identity. Having the opportunity to watch him grow and thrive each day is a gift I am forever grateful for. I hope to help guide him on his quest for self-discovery and to honour who he is. With life’s twists and turns, I will be there to support and nurture his hopes and dreams.

My growth journey has not always been easy, life’s lessons have pushed me into some pretty uncomfortable places. I know it takes courage to move forward for the greater good.

Whenever I start to I feel like my life is out of alignment with my core values, I listen to my gut and prepare for change. My son inspires me to be true to myself by asking difficult questions and being the best role model possible.

Can you describe a time when you felt like your personal values were being compromised? What did you do about it?

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