Authenticity Roadmap - Step 2 (+worksheet)
After college, I had allowed other people's definition of success and desires determine what I did and how I acted.
If owning expensive material things meant success, I strived to work hard, put myself in debt and have them.
If hustling meant success, I was SO busy all the time and proudly showed my badge of exhaustion and passive aggressive energy.
If being in a relationship where outdated Greek cultural female expectations were considered the norm, I put myself in it to prove I too had succeeded as any proper Greek girl should.
It didn't matter that I didn't sincerely desire any of those things or that some of them were emotionally abusive to the point where I numbed myself not to feel them.
It's what I did to seem like I didn't fail in life.
When you are so busy chasing other people's definition of success to feel accepted and loved, you never give yourself a chance to discover what you honestly desire out of life.