Being an adopted child has been a defining experience in my life. In this episode of the “Hustle for Happiness” podcast, I share my personal journey of adoption and the unique experiences that have shaped me into the person I am today. From spending years in the foster care system to being adopted at the age of nine, my life has been an adventure full of twists and turns. 

As a certified life coach, I hope that my story will provide encouragement and inspiration to others who may be going through similar situations. I believe that my experiences are a testament to the power of hope and love, and the importance of never giving up on oneself. 

During the episode, I reflect on my adoption journey and the emotions that were brought up when producing this episode. It was particularly meaningful for me as it marked the 22nd anniversary of my adoption. I share my story from the beginning, including the challenges I faced growing up in different homes and the difficulties I experienced in school due to learning disabilities. I also discuss the impact of my adoption on my relationships with family and friends, and the importance of setting boundaries and prioritizing self-care. I share my struggles with loneliness and the shift in perspective that allowed me to embrace my solo time and use it as an opportunity for self-discovery and enjoyment. 

The episode also touches on my career path and the decision to become an entrepreneur, as well as my journey to becoming a certified life coach. I discuss the fulfillment I found in founding a non-profit during the COVID-19 pandemic and my ultimate goal of mentoring foster care children in the future.

 Through my story, I hope to inspire others to embrace their own journeys and recognize the beauty in their own unique paths. By sharing our stories, we can learn about the challenges and triumphs that come with adoption and gain a greater appreciation for the strength and resilience of those who have been touched by adoption. 

As we wrap up the episode, I encourage all listeners to consider sharing their own stories, whether through conversations with loved ones or through public platforms. Remember that your story has the power to inspire and educate others, and that by sharing it, you are contributing to a more compassionate and inclusive world. Let’s continue to have open and honest conversations about adoption and work towards a future where every child has a loving and supportive home.

Resources mentioned:

The Power of Vulnerability by Brené Brown