After marrying the love of my life, or so I thought at the moment and moving to the US from Germany I was stuck In 7 years of an abusive relationship, far away from home, with no support system. I was put down so many years, that I almost felt unworthy, like I didn't deserve any better, and I surely did not like myself very much. I was quiet, depressed, sheltered. I tried to fit in, try to be better, tried to become the person I thought he wanted me to be. It wasn't until I became a mother, that I realized it wasn't me, it was him. I regained my strength, I build myself back up, I chose myself, and I relearned how to love myself. I took my daughter and myself out of this toxic environment and relationship and am on a great path building a great life and future for me and my daughter. I want to be a good role model for her, teach her about strength, self love and self care! Thank you for connecting me with other strong, independent woman on my journey!