5 years ago I lived in a garage

5 years ago I lived in a garage
Name:Raquel Martos
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5 years ago I lived in a garage.

Yes, you heard that right.

I was so broke that I had to share a house with another 7 people. And my room was the garage.

Around that time I was very far from where I wanted to be, and my friends just started escalating the work ladder.

To summarise, they had money and talked about it all the time.

And I had to count pennies to pay my rent.

And I was also very unlucky in my love relationships, I couldn’t make anyone stay.

And my job gave me anxiety and panic attacks every Sunday evening.

My life sucked. So much.

Until I made the decision to take control of my life. Starting by leaving my job.

All I knew was that I couldn’t carry on like this.

Even though I had less than £200 in my bank account.

This was my first act of self-love ever.

And after that I started a journey to learn how to love myself and let go self-doubt, and slowly all the pieces started to put themselves together.

I realized that I didn’t need to do all the things that others were expecting from me, but the ones that made me happy.

I took a break in my career and started working at a doggy daycare while finding clarity.

I started reading about coaching and the law of attraction.

I started taking care of my body and my mental health, and I got to run a Spartan Race.

I made new friends that vibrate in my same frequency.

I started dating better and actually found the dream girl, and she’s not planning on going anywhere!

If I was told 5 years ago that my life would look the way it does now, I wouldn’t believe it.

I’m so grateful I believed in myself and the fact I deserved better and I didn’t throw in the towel.

And you know what?

I think sometimes we need everything to go wrong to discover what we really want.

So if you are currently in the place that sounds similar to my ‘garage times’

Don’t lose hope.

If deep down you believe you deserve better – just as I did – know that once you make the choice to change things for the better, you will.

I changed the relationship with myself, my career, and my love life.

What change would move your life from the ‘garage times’ to the life you would like to be living?