My Intention - Sharing my personal Truth
As a child, growing up in Barcelona, Spain, I was very independent. As the youngest of four children, I often ended up looking after myself. My mother tells me at age three I would leave the house to play with my best friend Raul, and wouldn’t come home again until I was hungry.
I remember having this thought in my mind “why my family is so strange?”. And, actually, writing about it in my diaries. I grew as a very rebel teenager looking for the acceptance more outside home than inside.
During my late teens I experienced bulimia, which I battled with for 10 years. Eventually, after years of therapy, I realised one day that I did not want to be that person anymore. It was this decision that empowered me to overcome the mental illness. I strongly believe that regardless of how much therapy I could have had in my life, ultimately the decision to change had to be mine.
Following my recovery I needed to explore who I really was, so I set off to travel the world alone. I arrived in the UK and began exploring Europe, with London as my base in-between countries. I had plans to explore more Australia or America next, but then I met my husband and settled here in London, where I’ve been living for the last eight years. Now we are 3 in the family!
Motherhood was my greatest wish come true but it slapped me in the face. I was unprepared for the reality of it, because it is not something that society talks openly about. Also, I didn’t have any family support so I felt very alone at the beginning. Four years on, my beautiful girl is teaching me every day who I am, how to become a better person and to love unconditionally. Be a mother but also a woman, a human being. She hasn’t improved my ability to be patient though!
Grieving 3 deaths, from 3 important people in my life, in a period of 3 months, one of them my dad, forced me to stop my life, pay attention and take care of myself. New perspectives of life came to me, what I thought it was good before it needed a revision to be again in core of my values.
All these events made me reinvent in every stage of my life. Like playing with play-dough, reshaping who you are, your identity, your thoughts, your values….
It’s a journey I’m taking with myself and also with my clients. Learning about how other people really feel and relate to who they are in their journey is what inspires me.