This is my version of success.
Success to me means being able to look in the mirror every morning and like what I see knowing I'm not perfect but I'm me, I'm alright.
Since I finished college and got a job I feel proud, I feel confident, I feel like a person a proper person. I feel part of my community & I feel like I belong.
Success is me knowing that I am worthy, I am important and I have the right to live a life free of labels, stigma and Shame, I had a right to live and break the cycle I was born into so that my son didn't have the same outcome.
Success to me Is going to son’s parents nights 4 years in a row his school teachers have all said the same thing each year that he is a privilege to have in class and he is always trying to help other people.
Success is me waking up every morning to a happy Wee boy singing and smiling and telling me he loves me.
Success is about me unlearning everything I thought to be true and stripping it all back and rebuilding myself into the woman I was destined to become.
I am here in the moment I'm living and I'm proud of myself, it's took many obstacles and learning processes to get me here today but I did it. sometimes I don't even know how I did it because the days where so dark and full of self-doubt, but I keep pushing I had no other choice, I couldn't go back.
With the right support network and giving myself a break allowing myself to taking the time to get to know me and what I liked and wanted out life, I've been able to free myself of the need for chaos and dysfunction I no longer stay in comfort zones.
I'm no longer ruled by fear and feeling worthless. I am free, i am happy, I am success ❤