Do you know the meaning of belonging?

Belonging is a sense of fitting in or feeling like you are an important member of a group. A really close family gives each of its members a strong sense of belonging. A feeling of belonging describes this sense of truly fitting or meshing, especially with friends, family members, or other sympathetic folks.

I felt I never fit in for as long as I remembered.

In Brazil as a kid…

I was told as a girl I was too loud….

As a teenager, I was told I was too crazy…

As a young adult, I thought to myself…

I don’t want to do anything that girls my age do…

I want to explore the world…

I want to travel…

I want more…

So I left Brazil…

But I didn’t know that finding a sense of fitting in was going to be a lot harder than just physically moving out of somewhere that I didn’t fit in…

After moving from country to country, experiencing life and feeling free just as I had always dreamed about, I carried with me that same sense of not fitting in anywhere or belonging anywhere…

I got married, had kids and kept moving searching for what’s next? What more?

I then found myself in the reception room at the hospital at 38 years old, waiting for my chemotherapy treatment…

I never felt so lonely…I never felt such a deep sense of not belonging….

I was by far the youngest…people around me were half dead (apologies about the honesty) and when the nurses called their names, it would take them about 10 minutes to get up….

I asked myself so many times…

How did I get here?

As I started diving in to understand who I really was and had become, I started my journey to belonging…

I am running a challenge next week where I will share with you my journey…

Probably the most important journey of my life…I can say….

If you feel in your heart, you never felt you belonged anywhere….

If you have always felt odd and out of place?

If you have ever felt you didn’t belong in your own family, story, past?

Come and join me

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