by Benita Britten
(Cape Town, South Africa)
I always had a dream of becoming a psychologist, writer and an inspirational motivator/Life Coach. My life started out on a bleak note, being a teenage pregancy case during my last year of high school and having to drop out, rejected by my family and having to get married at 19. Initially my husband and I started off with a host of negative vibes stemming from our situation. Being young and naive thinking my knight in shining armour has arrived to solve all my problems and care for me and we will live happily ever after soon got shattered when I was virtually summonsed to leave my young 3 month old daughter in the care of mom in law to go out and work. My dreams and plans of going back to study was shattered and all that mattered now was that I assisted to keep up the household budget.
Then the sagas began. I completely lost my identity and I had to fit into a frame of reference that was absolutely contrary to my personality and character. The words "Why do I try so hard to fit in, when I'm made to stand out" faced me head on!
All I went through, a broken marriage (revived after 2 years), rejection, suffering low self esteem and confidence only made me strong.
Now 31 years later, I am finally studying psychology, my children are adults and I have 3 grand children.
I got certified as a Life Coach in 2008, am a Communications Specialist and in 4 years from now I will be a qualified clinical pyschologist.
All said and done it's never too late to deliver your dreams into realities and that is what I teach women all around the world.
Keep the faith in God and yourself and the power of possibilities! I did and I can show you how!
South Africa 2011