I Arrived Here, Kicking and Screaming...
I had no plans to become an advocate if I'm being honest. After escaping life on the streets all I wanted was to put as much space as possible between who I had been, and who I wanted to be. Creating a persona for myself, I attached all of my self worth to being the type of woman no one could tame or own.
An enigma. A Cowgirl.
For as long as I can remember, I had been a flight risk. My way of coping was not coping. Instead, I chased my dreams like a tornado, leaving nothing but wreckage in my wake. When I could no longer ignore my past, I had no other option but to sit down and deal with myself; I truly thought for the first time in my life, that I might not ever recover.
My Superpower is my passion for learning and pushing forward through fear
For years, I hadn't known how to stop the intrusive thoughts or the physical manifestations of CPTSD. I had a lot of wins as an adult, but I also had an equal amount of toxic behaviors and reactive stresses that accumulated and were hurting me and the people around me. When the past and the present collided, I felt as though my soul were bleeding out of my body and I was a burden to society.
I had no choice but to find a new path , a new way of being. Tired of treading water, barely surviving and hustling to make ends meet.
And I have - I've been a Sex Trafficked Child., Champion Cowgirl., World Traveller, Muay Thai Kickboxer, Keynote Speaker, Practicing Student of BioEnergetics., Mentor, Author, Podcast Host and now? I'm YOUR loudest Cheerleader!
So how did I survive my transformation into an empowered woman, you wonder?
Stick with me, and I'll show you.
Myself. The Magic Of Everyday Kindness, Laughing Until My Stomach Hurts, Late Night Talks, Early Morning Cuddles, Generosity Of Spirit, Gratitude.
matching socks, small talk, flat sheets, carpet, boozey benders, video games, this list.
Walking A Fine Line Between Grace And Hot Mess. Avoiding Deadlines, Hiding In Book Stacks, Riding My Horses, Hiking With Thyme, Reading A Great Book, Dancing In My Kitchen.
Listening to the World News While I knock back a Monster Cup of coffee! making my bed. dancing with my dog to oldies in the kitchen. Self Balance using Bioenergetics. Conference calls / accountability check in's with fellow leadership survivors.
Staff Meetings With Spirit. Grimacing As I Take my greens. Wiping Off Slobbery Wet Kisses from my cane corse, timeless.
Loosing Myself In A Great Book. Listening To Podcast Episodes While I Clean Up Horse Shit. You Know Because I Like To Aim For Balance.
the big bang theory ... for the 100th time?
the nectar of Gods ... Coffee !
The Human Super Organism
my own 100 x 200 slide track, & a herd of cattle to cut, rope and chase down the fence
texas music rewind on spotify
My Favorite Things
my happy place!
Horses. Whenever I ride, I forget I am human. My body becomes pure sensation. Merging wills, I grow wings.
Roadtripping! Something happens about 3 hours into any road trip. My mind goes quiet, and I am open to receiving the wisdom of the universe. I love my own company. I laugh, cry, scream, and process the world around me, integrating the world within.
My Favorite Things
Sunshine. Wayfarers kickstarter semiotics, quinoa godard dreamcatcher hexagon pop-up hoodie.
my guilty pleasure
Ice cream. Microdosing gochujang keffiyeh salvia. Hoodie knausgaard art party.
Photos! Hashtag fashion axe palo santo fanny pack, ramps cornhole messenger bag asymmetrical direct trade slow-carb everyday carry chartreuse tofu godard.
Where I stand on the super important stuff... Agree / disagree?