I’ve Come A Long Way
The truth is that I have been living The Secret ALL my life, without ever knowing what it was. I always felt special, because throughout my life, whatever I wanted to do, I made it happen. No matter how many people told me I couldn’t, I did it anyway, and I wouldn’t just do it halfway, I would put my all into it and I would succeed. Sometimes, what I wanted wasn’t the best thing for me, and I ended up getting married young and getting separated from my now ex-husband within four years. It was by no means a good marriage, but the great thing that came out of the marriage were my two beautiful sons.
At 25 years old (6 1/2 years ago) I left my abusive marriage with my two kids, a box of toys, and a little bit of clothes for each of us. We moved into my dad’s house. I had no money, no car, no job, just my two kids, toys, and clothes. Thinking back I never felt deprived, just grateful to start my new life. Not long after I split up from my husband, I ended up in my next stupid relationship. I was still living at my dad’s, because I was smart enough not to make the mistake of moving in with this one. From the beginning it wasn’t going anywhere, I was miserable, I was completely stressed and my health was starting to suffer from the strain that the relationship was putting on me.
The struggles in this relationship were different, but no less horrible, and I found myself in a vicious cycle that I was desperate to get out of. The one good thing that came out of it, was that I was introduced to who would turn out to be the perfect man for me. As soon as I met him, I felt an instant connection to him. We became friends and it stayed that way for about a year. Meanwhile, I was still trying to get out of the terrible relationship that I was in.
In the summer of 2008, while cleaning a house, a woman that I became friends with who was a nanny at the house that I was cleaning, needed a ride home from work and I offered to drive her. We were talking on the way to her house and she told me about The Secret book and then she lent it to me. Right away I began to change my way of thinking, and I realized that the person that I used to be, the person that I thought was special, that could do anything she put her mind to, wasn’t so special, that we are all special, because everyone has the ability to have, do, or be anything they want, and now I knew why I had always felt that I could do anything that I put my mind to. I read The Secret and then I rented the dvd, and from that point on, my life dramatically changed.
Within two months I attracted the courage to breakup with my disfunctional boyfriend, dramatic weight loss, got my health back, improved my appearance, and attracted a trip to Florida with my kids. Within five months I ended up finally going out on a date with the guy that my ex-boyfriend had introduced me to. I had always felt a connection to him and had a “love at first sight” experience, which I later found out he had experienced with me too. Right after I had read and watched the dvd of The Secret, I wrote out how I wanted the guy in my next relationship to be and as it turned out, he was and is everything that I wrote down.
We started dating on New Year’s Day, and by September 2009 we had moved in together. That summer I got a newer and more reliable car, which we had to travel to Boston to get. He is from Ireland and when his parents came to visit us in September of 2009 we took them to Boston and New York City. In October we took the kids to Disney World, we drove there, and then we went to the gulf coast of Florida for a few days before we drove home.
Six months later we ended up back in Florida with my mom and stepdad for my 30th birthday. We got engaged in front of Cinerella’s Castle with the most gorgeous engagement ring that I have ever seen that has the diamond from my grandmother’s engagement ring in it. In October of 2010 we had a small private wedding, and then a bigger destination wedding that both of our families were able to attend on the beach under beautiful palm trees on the gulf coast of Florida. It was the wedding that I always dreamed of. We went back to Disney World for our honeymoon and brought the kids for part of the time.
Now we have a beautiful two month old son together and we are both believers in The Secret, The Power, and The Magic and we faithfully practice them everyday. We are currently manifesting our dream house, dream job, dream car, and dream life together. I am so grateful to Rhonda Byrne for writing these books and making it her goal to educate the world on the law of attraction. I am writing this, because I wanted to do my part of getting the message out, because I am living proof of this. In 6 1/2 years I went from having only my kids, some toys, and some clothes and from the time I read The Secret and saw the dvd it has been 4 years and I have a completely different life to show for it. If you are still breathing and you can at least be grateful for that then you have a chance to make your life into anything you want it to be. Thank you thank you thank you Rhonda Byrne, I am eternally grateful!