IT’S MY GRADUATION!! As I sit here reflecting on the growth and progress, I’ve achieved for myself with the benefit of this program in 8 weeks…I’m in awe!! October’s Lenea can barely recognize December Lenea! I am most appreciative of Hilary Silver and the GTLYW team for their guidance and encouraging support throughout this metaphorical “autopsy” of myself. Going through the module exercises were enlightening and often times painfully emotional, but I know if I hadn’t made the choice I would not be able to stand proud and accept ME for who I am and learn how to take my perceived “weaknesses” and turn them into strengths.
I’ve been known to quote the Avatar mantra “I see you!” to others; but now I can say that to MYSELF with newfound understanding & no longer be ashamed! All the “ugly” parts of me makes me who I am but they don’t have to control/define me. Don’t get me wrong, it is a daily exercise in denial to not revert back to my “people pleasing” habits; but I now have the tools and conscious awareness of those behaviors and can say, “NOT TODAY!” thanks to Hilary Silver & GTLYW program.
Thank you to the GetTheLoveVIP FB support group of strong independent women who, like myself, were willing to show/share their vulnerability and strengths with one another. You have been a true blessing for me throughout this program. I realized that I am not alone in this.
I’m so grateful I chose ME that “dark” day in October 2019!! Now I’m equipped & ready to achieve more wins for myself in 2020 and beyond.
As for my new beau, I’m still riding this wave of confidence and assurance in myself as our relationship develops. Feeling like a “BadAss” while he pursues me & accepting the truth that I AM worthy of his pursuit and affections. I’m just going to exhale and enjoy myself and not compromise anymore to please others.