By Guest Blogger Shannon Henrici
Having grown up in a very negative and heavily critical environment, I had a hard time trying to find myself. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think my parents meant to do harm. They were criticized by their own families and had not stopped the cycle. They used to say, “If we don’t tell you what you are doing wrong, who will? We tell you out of love.” I hear the sentiment, but I am here to say “BULLSHIT!!!” Life is full of critics, home is the safe place.
My journey to find myself and a life of happiness has not been easy, but definitely worth it. My first step was to stop being the victim and get control of my life. I let life and everyone around me direct me. I was too afraid to get off the fence and commit to a goal.