If only I knew then
what I know now?
The old saying is true - often we wish we had done things a little differently. Hindsight is a wonderful thing and looking at my life, there have been times of great stress, that, looking back, I would handle much differently.
Life can be very tough. More than anything I want you to know that you are not alone. With that in mind, I thought to use my experiences and life lessons to help people cope in these trying times, so I put pen to paper.
I have a firm belief in God and have the faith in Him to pull me through any difficulty. You'll note that God plays a large part in this book, however, these are my views and if you are spiritual in another sense of the word, please adapt my writing to suit yourself.
Having read countless books, attended many self-development programs and utilised courses and Life Coaches to a great capacity, I feel that people may gain knowledge from my experiences, which I've distilled to a process that I refer to as ?Shitting Yourself'.
Born in Sydney Australia in 1972, I'm a third generation Australian from a Maltese background. My grandparents came to Australia when Mum was two years old and struggled through life, working very hard to make ends meet.
It was tough in the eighties going to school, especially growing up in the Sutherland Shire where having a surname like ?Fenech' caused some negative attention. Bullying was rife, and being products of our past, some people carried that same mindset with them through life. The only thing I carried from that experience and have since completely upturned is that I'm not good enough and that I am different ?
I had a few long-term relationships, one of which was my marriage of fifteen years, and the most recent one of five. My ex-husband and I always got along well and even more so now with the continuing respect we have for each other.
Break ups are one of the hardest experiences to go through. I had a three-month relationship with a man; a year after we broke up, he remarried and later committed suicide. There has been cancer in my family and financial uncertainty and then Covid and its far-reaching implications.
These major life events can read quite negatively, but isn't that life with its ups and downs? I could just as easily list positive major events - I've had a business for twenty years and I have two beautiful adult children, who are my world.
Thinking on people those who changed the course of my life, I want to share me, my life experiences and the knowledge I've picked up along the way. I hope that my words resonate with you, such that you can change the course of your life.