The last few months, my mind has been focused on self-improvement. I am broken like everyone else, but I am aware that there’s just plenty of room to improve on. I changed my diet and lost so much weight, shifted my thoughts and removed the “what ifs” and “buts”, AND committed to transform myself into a better version of me.
My problem was…I don’t know how to start it.
A few years ago, I was a person who struggled with various issues: money, friendships, work, and even with myself. Little by little, I learned to let go of the things that normally burdens me. I have learned to cut ties and chose my battles. Perhaps, I now know how to deal with issues in a more mature way. But then, there was something lacking about the whole process – I was still fazed on what was going on inside and around me .
I needed someone to explain them to me.
Right this very moment, I now believe that we meet people for a reason and God will indeed guide us to them.
One day in April 2017, I saw this post about Successful Living Summit’s Transformational Leadership workshop — they were looking for bloggers and the interested ones will get to join the workshop!
Then came May 5, I still didn’t know what to expect from the seminar. I went there, skeptical. Like at the start, I contemplated on not finishing the whole 3 days, and considered writing about my experience just to keep my end of the bargain.
This decision changed when Ever Miranda started talking about self-transformation, conversations, perspective, love, etc. I don’t know, but maybe during the process, I found myself liking and loving the activities even more. Surreal it may seem, but a part of the heaviness I have in my heart and mind were SLOWLY MELTING AWAY.
I also met new friends, like-minded individuals who made the same vow: to transform into a better version of themselves.
The whole place was oozing with positive vibes! Just what I need at this point in my life.
After that first meeting, I came out of the ballroom feeling different.
My self-realization that day: I cannot transform to Iris Pulga version 2.0 if I don’t fight my inner demons. Boy, I have a lot. Demons of all ages! They’re usually the hardest to fight with.
I know that the workshop is just the start, and this transformation for a better me, unfortunately, is not always easy to do despite it being an important aspect of the human condition. My struggles growing up are so deep and were left unaddressed that they have greatly affected my self-insights now.
The Transformational Leadership workshop of Successful Living Summit made me reevaluate myself and how I am living my life. Because honestly, I already want to heal from being sick this long, emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and physically.
Life may happen but it doesn’t mean I need to suffer.
Shout out to #TeamNeena, our small group during the 3-day workshop. You guys are awesome! Thank you so much!
To our coach Ever Miranda, and the coaching staff George Estrada, Ferdie Galang, Aris Ramos, LaDonna Galang, Jeannyn Medina, and Rica Fernandez who flew all the way from Los Angeles, California. MARAMING SALAMAT! You guys have been so loving to everyone <3
And yes, of course, special THANK YOU to Michelle Lim Padrelanan of The Event Detailer. I would not be able to experience this without your invitation.