Vulnerability alert! Visiting my hometown is always bittersweet.

I left Chicago a loooong time ago. It wasn’t a difficult choice to leave, as so many of my traumatic memories from being abused and sexually assaulted as a child, teen, and young adult, happened in this Windy City.

I naively thought that I could move away from my memories and triggers. HA!

For years and years, every time I visited Chicago (usually several times a year), I would walk down certain streets and cry, drive by my childhood home and have a panic attack. There was never a sense of calm or feeling “at home” in this city.

Fast forward to today, and a shit ton of personal development work later, I finally feel a sense of peace and serenity in Chicago.

Perhaps this is why the stars perfectly aligned for me to attend @tonyrobbins UPW in my home city. Just so I could have this experience.

Healing and recovery is possible, if you keep at it with all you’ve got.

It’s incredible how everything looks and feels so different, as my perspective, beliefs, attachments, and thoughts around my hometown have changed. CHEERS ? Chicago.

Did you guys relate to this story at all?