I have been married for 15 years and have a nine year old daughter. For the last six years my husband started to drink heavily and started encountering mental health problems. We had a business during this time which went bankcrupt as a result. He was jailed for drink driving, severley suffered from depression and suicidal thoughts and refused to get out of bed for days on end. I tried to support him and help him through these tough times as best as I could, but then the social services started to get involved and this was the moment when I had to make a decision about the future of our lives.
At the beginning of this year I decided to leave the marital home with my daughter and go and live with my parents until I manage to sort myself out. This involved moving city, schools and having to commute two hours a day to work holding down a full time job. During this time I met a friend of a friend who introduced me to The Secret. I read the book over and over again and imagined my positive future ahead of me. Every time I had a negative thought, I reverted back to my dream of having a job closer to home with reduced hours so that I could spend more time with my little girl. I imagined living in a house of our own and living a normal life and being happy.
Changes started to happen. I remember watching a tv ad for the DEC appeal and I donated some money which was truly done from the heart. A week later I received a tax rebate for 10 x the amount. I started to believe that this book really works!
Day in, day out I envisioned spending more time with my daughter. In March 2011, I saw a job advertised nearer home, but unfortunately the job was only targetted for internal applicants which meant I did not qualify. A colleague of mine suggested that I contact the employer to show interest for any future vacancies which may arise. I did this, and found out after 6 months that the person they appointed had left, therefore the same job was advertised again (this time to external applicants too).
I took the chance and applied for the post. After attending 2 interviews and a list of tests I got the job (I start next month). There were 800 applicants for my job. I was overwhelmed – my perfect job, at the salary I wanted and at the perfect location – it was PERFECT! I am still living with my parents who are helping to look after my little girl but am certain that I will be in my OWN house by this time next year.
I feel the the fear I had of the future is gone and that I am excited about the good things that are going to happen to me and my daughter and it can only get better. Thanks to all the people closest to me who have helped me and who are helping me through such difficult times and thanks to The Secret for giving me hope and a positive outlook for the future.
Believe, Believe, Believe – never stop thanking and giving as it does return back to you in abundance.