“When I was young my mother told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up and I said “happy”. They told me I didn’t get the assignment and I told them they didn’t get Life.” John Lennon
It’s been long and hard, in 2012 I left my family home in pursuit of happiness and there were times I wondered if I did the right thing!
Many people thought I was crazy, honestly, there were times I did too! Why on earth would I choose to leave a good stable home and husband at the age of 51? For me, something very important was missing and living the rest of my life without it wasn’t an option. I spent most of my life being unhappy and someone inside of me was screaming “I want to be happy!” Seven years ago I began my journey in pursuit of happiness and although it’s been a challenging journey I am forever grateful for taking these steps forward.
Along the way I have met some amazing people who have shown me different perspectives on happiness, I have learned to use valuable tools to create my own happiness and I’m ready to help others do the same. I have taken the best tools and advice, given to me during my 7 years of learning, and put them into a 6-week Breakthrough Bootcamp to help others. I strongly believe that every man, woman, and child deserves to be happy in their lives. I believe it’s our birthright to be happy in our lives, to live happily ever after as defined by us.
Silly isn’t it? But what if it’s true?
For me unhappy started when I was 5, my parents split up and my dad left me. (he was my universe!) It was a bitter separation and my relationship with my dad was reduced to nothing due to concerns my mother had about his ability to take care of me at that age. From this point on, throughout my childhood, unhappiness grew up with me. My mother remarried, brought more children into our family and with that a lifetime of moving from home to home, town to town from BC to Manitoba. Poor me, I was just a child, what could I do?
As a young adult, I looked for happiness everywhere, in relationships with others, in the jobs that I took, and in the many self-help books that I read. Sometimes I wondered if this caused more pain than pleasure because now I could see what happiness looked like and yet it still alluded me. I was often frustrated and disappointed with my efforts to be happy and wondered if it was even possible for me.
What kept me going was the moments of happiness I did enjoy, like the birth of my children and our time growing up together, my time spent with my horses and any time I was able to spend alone in the forests and beaches on the Sunshine Coast of BC. (my home for most of my life)
It was when I turned 50 that the weight of my unhappiness became too much and I couldn’t carry it anymore. I learned that the happiness I was seeking wasn’t out there somewhere but had to be created within me and I had no idea how to do that! I learned that true happiness was an inside job and no one but me could create it. This was the moment I connected with my inner being and started on this journey that led me to today.
What I have discovered along the way is that:
When we truly ACCEPT, LOVE and RESPECT ourselves exactly as we are, then everything in life works
No one else but me is RESPONSIBLE for my happiness
Happiness is a state of mind and I CHOOSE my state of mind every day
I can be HAPPY in my life and unhappy with a situation at the same time (they are not one and the same)
Each and every one of us DESERVES to be happy
Happiness is our BIRTHRIGHT
Being happy all the time is not realistic or healthy! Imagine being happy when someone you love is in a serious accident?
Happiness is a gift that we give ourselves and others
If you would like to experience “happy ever after” in your life, I invite you to take my 6-week breakthrough Bootcamp, it will change your life in ways you never thought possible. As me for more information.
I live on the Sunshine Coast, BC and it is through technology that I am free to work with people all over the World. I have the honor of touching, moving and inspiring people to transform their lives. I am grateful for every opportunity I have to make a difference in the lives of my clients because they touch, move and inspire me to do even more. My view on life today is “this is it and it’s perfect!”
What’s your view?