Story of my life and how did I get here - Part 1
Updated: Jul 3, 2018
Hello lovely and welcome to my Blog!
I am delighted to have you here and it’s an honor to share my passion with you.
As this is my very first Blog Post, I thought it would be interesting to introduce myself and share a bit of my story with you.
There is a saying from Steve Jobs that I love. He says:
"You don’t connect the dots looking forward. You connect the dots looking back."
My name is Ange Severo, I am a Happiness & Purpose Life Coach, Yoga Teacher and Meditation guide. I am specialized in guiding women that work in the corporate world towards creating a more balanced, joyful and inspired life.
Today, I live a life that not only inspires me, but a life in which my beliefs and aspirations are at its core. I am talking about true happiness. The kind of happiness that comes from deep within and shines from the heart.
This life was not handed to me on a plate, I built it brick by brick with hard work, commitment and determination. This was by no means an easy task, but undoubtedly worth doing for my happiness today. It was A LOT of hard work, inner work, determination and soul searching to get me to where I am today.
Looking back, I can say that the fulfilment I feel in my life today did not appear overnight, it happened gradually, every moment and experience was a building block, bringing me ever closer to a sense of true happiness. Life is magically orchestrated and weaved moment by moment.
Every single experience in our lives is unique and is leading us to where we are supposed to be.
For most of my life, I was clueless as to who I was and what I wanted to achieve.
Does that ring a bell my love?
I felt I was constantly searching for a true sense of meaning and purpose. I had this deep yearning that I couldn’t understand. For too long, I considered myself an unhappy person. I just thought that’s who I was and that was final.
In 2010, I began my career in the corporate world. Beside myself with excitement to start working at the Planning department, I was sure I had hit jackpot and that working in the corporate sector was my true calling.
However with time, feelings of doubt and unhappiness began to appear. I was completely frustrated and disheartened by the reality of working in such a fast paced and constantly demanding environment. Unaware of my true passions and interests at the time, for several years I repressed any burning desire to make a change
I felt lost and unsure. I just did not know what to do.
Having worked and studied full time for two years, I had not had the time to look after myself and engage with my gut feelings on what would truly make me happy. In addition to that, I was going through some serious problems within my family, a situation which would negatively affect me for many years. Outside of these difficulties, my own personal relationships left me constantly disappointed and heartbroken. It felt as though my life was a continuous storm that would never lead to a sense of tranquility.
There is this beautiful movement of life that naturally flows whether we want it or not. Life is just like Nature. It organically finds its way back to balance and harmony.
Meanwhile, I was attending buddhist meetings which made me feel safe and loved. That’s when my journey with spiritualization began. Through this practice I regained my strength and took the courage to seek for help. In therapy I could understand and heal my wounds one by one. It was a long, rocky and painful process. But at the same time, I was fascinated by what was being uncovered. I was hopeful and recovering my inner strength.
Patiently, I did my homework. Lesson by lesson. Soul searching. Feeling my way through my issues. I was taking my first steps towards understanding my emotions, unraveling who I truly was and connecting to my inner source of happiness and power.
And then Yoga happened. Phew!
It was literally love at first sight. I remember feeling my body at ease for the first time in ages. My mind was calmer and quieter like it had never been before. I felt at peace. I attended the classes once a week, NO MATTER WHAT.
That’s when I learned that making my wellbeing a number one priority, pays off.
Slowly my practice became a big part of my life and beautiful changes started to unfold from within. I was taking care of myself, healing from the inside out. Back then, I did not think of becoming a Yoga teacher.
There I was. Still facing the same problems but in a different way. I felt more in tune with myself and consequently I could make better choices.
When I was about to graduate I knew I needed a change. I quit the job that made me so unhappy and continued on my search for something that would make my heart sing. I did more courses than I can count trying to find what would speak to my soul.
But before I found who I was and what I wanted, I had some more homework to do.