I was 15 years old when I first “ran away”.
I jumped out of my bedroom window into the cold, dark night and I never looked back.
I was 18 years old when I “ran away” from my first relationship and became a single māmā.
I was 21 years old when I “ran away” from Porirua to start a new life in Auckland.
When times got tough, I would “run away” when I was triggered by trauma, I would “run away” when something didn’t feel right. I would “run away” and this is something that has always had a negative connotation attached to it.
But, this morning I had a revelation… OMG Tania, you weren’t running away, you were actually “running to”!!!
I was running to freedom.
I was running to safety.
I was running to a better environment .
I was running to set my own boundaries.
I was running to a better mindset.
I was running to levelling up.
I was running to a better me .
I was running to a better life.
My natural instincts were protecting me and projecting me forward to what I deserved, to what I was worthy of creating for myself and my family.
As of today, no longer will this have a negative connotation attached to it, I can now look back and be proud of the choices I made to create a life I love. 🖤