For all my Disney fans out there… I hope you appreciate the reference ^ ; )
If you’ve somehow managed to stumble apon this page, first of all you probably want to know who I am (if you don’t know me personally) and what on earth I’m doing online.
So here goes nothing.
I’m Martyna, I’m 21 years old and I’m a full time contemporary dance student. Alongside my studies, I have also become a fitness instructor, NLP Practitioner and a certified Hypnotherapist (apparently my most recent hobby is gaining qualifications).
Besides dance being my greatest passion and an obvious career path, during my school years, I developed an interest in psychology. An interest resulting from a desire to understand how the human brain works, in an attempt to figure out a way to “fix” myself; as at the age of 15 I started struggling with depression. Of course, I didn’t know at the time – I just knew something wasn’t right.
But I won’t bore you with the details – that’s not the point of this post.
Full Disclaimer: THIS IS NOT A PITY POST.
The only reason I’m writing about this is because for the longest time ever I’ve wanted to help people. Help them get over their traumas that might be stopping them from achieving their best potential and build better lives for themselves. Lives they love, enjoy and are proud of.
After 5 years of living with depression, in May 2020 I will be celebrating my 1 year anniversary of living depression-free! I have experienced life on both sides of the fence and I know that no matter how low you get, and how unrealistic it seems – there’s always a way out!
As I’m writing this, I am fully aware that this might come as a surprise to a lot of people. Including my family and some of my closest friends. Through this entire journey, this has been a part of my life that I’ve tried to keep locked away and hidden at all costs.
So why open up about it now, right?
Leading up to this blog going live and me writing this post, I’ve read various books and watched hundreds of videos (literally – no joke, I think I’ve watched the entire Impact Theory (if you haven’t seen it, go check it out on youtube)), about successful people and how they’ve achieved all that they have built for themselves. Every single source I have looked at, mentioned that without putting yourself in a place of vulnerability, you will never be successful.
So here it goes.. all cards on the table, for what I believe is the greater good.
I’m a real person, living a real life.. I’m proud of my journey and I’m starting this blog to share my story and knowledge, in the hopes that I can help someone reading this, who’s struggling to find their voice.
And even if it’s just one person – I know it’ll be worth it.