In the last couple of months, I have been getting my ducks in a row to have a more stable environment for my children where they each have their own space and feel safe. I started by signing up for a class in my community where I have learned about programs to assist me with getting ahead in the world. I have enjoyed learning new things and going to the class has made it easier for me to be with others for the first time in a very long time.
Stepping outside of the box is crucial to thriving after abuse. Sometimes we get so stuck in our box trying to avoid the abuse that we choose that as our safe place where we want to stay. Finding new things to learn gives you a sense of purpose in the world. The class gave me a reason to leave the house and not isolate as I usually do while watching every video that Angie Atkinson posts for Queenbeeing and learning as much as I can about narcissistic abuse. This was the best way to start because I learned so much and will always be thankful to Angie for her direction.
I am slowly coming out of my shell and trying to get involved in new things like making coaching videos on YouTube and also things around me but I am still in a place where I need someone with me to go places but I am hopeful I can handle doing videos on my own. This is the one thing that abuse has done to me that I wish would go away. I want to be able to go places alone other than small gatherings of 5 or 10 people. So, be sure to keep an eye out for coaching videos on LifeMakover TV. Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss them.
This month I have put to rest a van that held a lot of memories both good and bad but I was able to purchase a safer van to transport my children. The best thing is I am doing it all on my own. I am still not receiving child support but yet, I am making it and getting ahead. I am also in the process of becoming a home buyer again. This has taken a lot of time to repair my credit from financial abuse. I once had it together and I am heading that way again. The feeling of being able to start becoming more stable makes me realize no matter how long the climb, eventually, if you keep looking forward, you will get there.
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