PEOPLE TELL ME I’M STRONG. WHEN LIFE THROWS YOU A CURVE BALL, SOMETIMES THERE’S NO OTHER CHOICE.
IF I CAN overcome pain, tragedy,
,THEN SO CAN YOU.
From trauma, heartache, mental illness and a close call with cancer,
I’ve experienced it all. And the strangest part? I still love my life.
Our experiences shape who we are, and the life that we live.
I’m proud to say that I’ve overcome challenges and pain
that no woman should have to endure.
These events have led me to live an extraordinary life.
You might find yourself asking:
“Why would someone want to share such raw and personal experiences?”
Because I want to create a haven for women.
A tribe of awesome fucking individuals, where we pick each other up.
We help each other through the tough times.
Together, we make a difference in the world.
A place where women can read relatable stories.
To realise that they are not alone.
That you can overcome whatever life throws your way.
So if you’re wanting to read an unconventional blog,
where the writer is brutally honest, authentic, fierce,
and will write about topics that most people shy away from…
you’re in the right place.
WE ALL HAVE A PAST. DON’T LET YOURS DEFINE YOUR FUTURE.
I was born in 1985, in New Zealand.
A firecracker from the start, my cheeky
personality was evident. I was a sweet girl, but
my teenage years would change me forever.
I entered boarding school at the age of 13,
as a naive kind, country gal.
In my first few years, I was bullied.
I became sarcastic, harder… darker.
I would lock myself in my room,
blast some heavy metal, and write to my hearts’ content.
At 16-years-old I fell in love with a “bad boy”
that would bring me into a world of lies.
At 17, I was kicked out of home.
A week after my 18th birthday I hit an oncoming car.
I killed a man. And me? I died inside.
I would never be the same again.
I was numb. I drank straight bourbon to kill the pain,
and then I moved on to harder drugs.
I thought I was going to jail.
I didn’t want to live anymore…
I didn’t think I deserved to.
I started to turn my life around.
At age 19, I met Alex. We were inseparable.
We bought a house, a puppy, got engaged,
and everything was perfect…
until it wasn’t.
A month before we were due to get married,
Alex ends our 7-year relationship.
He’s fallen out of love with me.
At 26-years-old I sell our house, quit my corporate job,
and travel abroad. The path to self-discovery begins.
After living in India for one month,
I take a year off and study psychology.
It helps me acknowledge my pain,
to work on my inner demons.
I finally start to rebuild.
Exactly one year since splitting from Alex, I meet Jono.
Little do I know, but in a years time, he will propose.
Then in 2015, we will be married.
I’ve met my match, my best friend, my soul mate.
Six months after our wedding, I fall pregnant.
Jono and I are ecstatic. Although pregnancy isn’t what we expect.
Morning sickness, chronic pain, and prenatal depression,
prove to be another hiccup in my road.
After a rough nine months,
we are blessed with the most beautiful little girl.
Motherhood makes me a better person.
Casey is the ying to my yang.
I’ve decided it’s time to live a life without regrets. I’ve now
to create real connections with women all over the world and to share my story in the hopes that it will help others.