Believe and you shall receive!
I am writing this story in confirmation of a wonderful, giving day…
I was introduced to The Secret several years ago by my mother, who used to use it to get parking spots – something I found silly at the time, but nevertheless believed in.
As a teen, I battled with severe depression and chronic health problems. I was suicidal and fought my parents at every opportunity. I was absolutely miserable – everything that I did not want in life, that I “hated”, was being attracted to me, as if I was secretly wishing them upon myself. I saw myself as a magnet for negativity, and ultimately, I was.
I am not entirely sure when or how I decided to change, but eventually I began to take on a more positive outlook on life. I made a goal to move to California, and go to college, despite all the problems I had in the past. My mother gave me The Secret to read once again, and it was there that I found unwavering strength. I was DETERMINED to achieve my goals, although I had no idea how I was going to go about doing so.
Little by little, a path was cleared for me that steered me in the direction of my dreams. There were times when I had no idea how I was going to get to California, to pay for school, or even if I would go to college at all.
I was so determined to attend this school, that I didn’t even apply to other safety schools. In mid-2008, I was accepted to the school of my dreams, a prestigious fashion and design school in California. I remember crying tears of joy when I got the news – I had never been so happy, or so nervous!
Over that summer, I worked full-time trying to save enough money for my first semester. I received several surprise scholarships, and even found a few unexpected checks in the mail, just as described in The Secret! Within months, I was achieving honor roll at my dream school.
Two years later, I graduated with honors. I found a fantastic job within my industry while I was still in the process of finishing my last semester. I was 19 years old, with a professional degree, and a great opportunity at hand.
Somewhere, however, I seemed to have lost the footing I had a few months ago. I found myself hating the fantastic job I was so thankful for a few months ago.
Last week, I watched The Secret in hopes of realigning myself and getting back on track. Instead of finding myself stressed out over being mysteriously let go by a tyrant boss, I have simply decided to focus on finding a better job. My stress levels have decreased significantly, even though my boss is still the same. :p I refuse to let the negativity back into my life like I did several years ago.