Living YOUR Truth

I am not what others wanted me to be!!!

While growing up. I was constantly told I should be a lawyer. Yes I love a good debate, and yes I had the intelligence to be a great lawyer. I am not a lawyer!!! I am a human being! Being what I choose to be!!

I am on this journey to learn and grow. Coming from a crazy cycle of abuse, drinking, and drugs, I chose a different path, one with less stresses and triggers. I am just out here being me!! In my ripped jeans, and almost always with a cup of coffee in my hand !!

Building things! Fixing something old, into something useful and beautiful!! I started out with a couple old dressers that need a little bit of love. And I found that actually using my hands kept me calm, focused, and I truly enjoyed the process!!!

This sparked a passion, I started a job roofing! YES !! Roofing! I truly loved the tear off and rebuild process!! After some health issues, I started laying flooring with my step dad. Along with with my passion projects of restoring old pieces of furniture.

I raised my first child, as a single parent, not alone, I had plenty of family that pitched in!! Although, being a single mom and owning my home, there were a lot of things that needed to fixed, I fixed them! I was very independent and learned how to do all the things!! I even learned to do drywall.

So, my daughter found a wall hanging that said. “ running on caffeine ripped jeans “ she thought I should have this to hang in my office area!! This is who I am. I run on caffeine and ripped jeans most of the time! Because I love to be rebuilding and I truly enjoy my coffee!! Almost always you will find me in sandals and ripped jeans !! That is my truth! That girl with crazy colors in her hair, belly dancing across the field, in ripped jeans, with a cup of coffee!!

I have spent so many years healing my past. Now I am embracing the future!! And I fully intend to be doing it in ripped jeans!! Ripped jeans and caffeine is a way of life for so many moms and dads!! And no one takes the time to acknowledge the hard work that goes into building a life. I want you know , I see you, I feel you, and I am out here living that truth with you!!

The point is, I have a very high IQ , that doesn’t mean I am required to get a degree to practice something or another…

We just need to live in our own truth!! I am blessed to have a fabulous support system and even more amazing tribe to navigate this journey!! I enjoy my journey and I embrace those that I meet along the way. I am beyond grateful for the lessons I have learned, the trials and pain, the joy and the love.

Are you living your truth??

Don’t settle for living someone else’s dream! Get out of that box and create your own life!!

Love and Light


Published by teriloularive

I am a survivor. I have overcome sexual, mental, and physical abuse. I love to enjoy life Out loud !! I am healing my life everyday. I am a mom to 3 very different and amazing children. I have been working from home for 7 years now. I enjoy crafting and being in my garden but my passion is being on the water or near water. I truly am passionate about kayaking.

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