Your Life Beyond Disney: Your Story, Your Life, Your Answers

I am supposed to sell you a story. But I simply want to tell you a story.

I am supposed to have a fancy website with a trendy design, retouched professional photos with me smiling and possibly sitting in a yoga pose or sipping green juice, maybe some unicorns and of course, a powerful story. As you click on the about section, you are supposed to read my powerful story. My story may be detailed, may be super vague, may be completely true, may be superficially made up, may be carefully edited by a copy writer, but it must speak your language, must be captivating and you must feel like, “yeap, I want this”.

I must sell you a story with a Cinderella happy ending. I am supposed to sell you a story with a beginning and an end. As in every good story, after the beginning (I was born and so on), I should share the conflict and problems holding me back from my fairy tale dream (perhaps an illness, a divorce, job dissatisfaction or all of them in one package), then I should explain how I quickly and painlessly killed my dragon (healed, found love, found my passion, created my dream life) and now living problem-free, happily ever after. I am supposed to make you believe that there is a happily ever after, hanging our feet next to beach, smiling and taking bubble bath. Yes, of course, there will be unicorns. I am supposed to make you believe that I know all the answers.

But I don’t want to make you believe that. I don’t want to lie to you.

Let’s be honest: happily ever after is what we all want since our first Disney movie…

But there is no happily after. There is no Cinderella ending (afterall, we will never know if she was happy with her prince, remained young and beautiful for the rest of her life, or princess life wasn’t strawberry shortcakes in the end).

I don’t want to sell you a story.

I want to share a story with you …a very complex story made of many stories…a story I am still writing…

I want to hear your stories. I want to hear your voice. I want to hear YOU. I want to walk with you, empower you, hold your hand, without judgment, just simply take steps following your path and becoming happier and healthier in the process.

I want to show you how to embrace life. I want to tell you that there is no perfection and happily ever after, but it is okay, in fact, it is more beautiful that way.

Life is not one fairy tale, where we kill the dragon and all is well after that. Life is full of dragons, wolves and bears. It is more like a hero’s journey, going in circles, with new challenges, new dragons, but continuous evolution and growth. I find that to be beautiful.

I have an on-going story to share. This story includes many stories. I had many dragons I had to fight through. I was abused as a child and as a teenager for many years. Since then I forgave my father and developed compassion for the girl who suffered through the pain. I’ve had chronic hip pains for nearly 3 years. I struggled with non-stop chronic headaches for 4.5 years of my life. I healed myself. I’ve grown a lot through my healing journey. I’ve learned about myself. I’ve learned about life. I’ve became happier, healthier, more positive and more confident. I’ve changed for the better. I could go on.

I am living on purpose. I am writing, sharing and creating. I am coaching and empowering women helping them creating their happiness and health. I am traveling the world and observing the beauty. I am grateful for life.

But it is not only butterflies. Life has its ups and downs.

A year ago my grandmother died.  {http://www.elephantjournal.com/2014/05/gifts-to-the-living-from-the-dying-lessons-i-learned-before-saying-good-bye-to-my-grandmother-kat-gal/}That was not fun at all! To be honest, I am still not done grieving.

A few days ago I broke my toe. I can’t run. I can’t even really walk. It is hard to accept it and challenging to deal with. I know I can do it: I have broken my toe before and I have gone through worse. I am determined to find the gift in this and I am reuniting with swimming.

Throughout my journey, I did learn how to handle problems more easily, how to be calmer, how to be positive, how to trust the process, how to feel grateful, how to forgive, how to be myself, how to experience happiness, and how to embrace my journey. Most importantly, I’ve learned to accept the ever-changing nature of life.

But I am not perfect. It is not a stagnant happily ever after.

I don’t have the answers.

You have the answers: you have your answers.

I have some of my answers. But they may not be your answers. I hope to inspire you and help you along your journey in discovering your own answers by sharing my story. I am happy to hold your hand, ask you questions, love you along the way and support your journey. But the answers, your answers are within you. And that is beautiful.

Discovering my own answers was and still is a beautiful process. This is beautiful about life. Each discovery itself makes a beautiful story.

So I don’t want to sell you a story. I want to share with you my story: I want to inspire and empower you. I want to hear your story. I want to guide you as you are writing your story…

For real, I want to hear it, tell me your story…

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