So... What's My Story?

My story probably sounds a lot like yours.

On the outside, I was a woman who seemed confident and completely put together.

 

I had a successful career, a supportive group of family and friends, and a great social life.

 

But on the inside I felt incomplete...

 

And that feeling of emptiness kept me searching.

WHAT IF I WAS SMARTER, PRETTIER,

FUNNIER, KINDER, LESS INTROVERTED...

WOULD I BE COMPLETE THEN?

With that negative self-talk, I developed symptoms of perfectionism, control, people pleasing, and playing it really small. 

 

I was mentally, emotionally, and physically filled with anxiety all the time. I became so addicted to the external validation of others, that it consumed all of my energy to chase after it. 

I was more than tired. I was exhausted. 

 

Right before my 29th birthday, after a two-year relationship, I found myself once again single. After over a decade of one toxic relationship after the next, I felt like I had hit rock bottom. I knew that I was repeating the same patterns, but I just didn’t know how to break them.

 

The truth is – I wasn’t taking responsibility for my own happiness because I was giving my power away to the idea that someone else was going to fill that void for me. 

I realized then, that no one should have to love me enough for me to change how I felt about myself. 

 

With a mustard seed of faith, I knew it was time to take back control of my narrative. Deep down I knew I was meant for more, I was more, and I deserved more.

 

Once I started this journey, I began to give myself the permission to explore who I really was, and what I really wanted to do. I became the best version of me.

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Today, I am happily married to the love of my life, and I am doing something that I absolutely love - partnering with women like you.

 

As I became more courageous in the pursuit of my own happiness, I was overwhelmed with the feeling that there might be other women out there just like me.  

I'm here to remind you today, and every day that you are enough. And it all begins with how you speak to yourself. 

 

I know you're meant for an extraordinary life. There is a creative inner voice that is dying to come out and lead you there. 

 

Don't be afraid to challenge the status quo, because you are good enough, smart enough, brave enough, and incredibly worthy enough to live a life you love. 

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SO WHAT DOES HAPPILY EVER AFTER

IN YOUR STORY LOOK LIKE?

CONTACT

Mandy Wong, CPC, ELI-MP

hello@ownyourstory.ca

Tel: 416-712-7129

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