Monica M. Medina
So, I kinda have a wild story.
I grew up in a domestically violent household for 15 years. In 2009, my Mom was murdered by my stepfather in her attempt to flee that 15 year marriage. I was 17 years old at the time and after that, my whole life changed.
For the next 9 years, I would try to piece life together. I graduated college, moved to Florida & started working in a mental health hospital for the next 5 years, while also trying to heal & grieve. Legal matters against my stepfather lingered in the background and this made it impossible to step into a new life
In September 2017, my step father was found guilty of first-degree murder and concealment of a homicide . He was sentenced to life in prison and finally, I felt it was time to create a new life for myself.
I didn’t know how, but I wanted to live 100% authentically. So, I quit my job in 2018 to write & publish my first book, The Third Return. I soon left my 7 year relationship and began living independently. It was time to discover who I was.
I found spirituality, developed self care routines and worked tirelessly on releasing my own restraints, limitations and self-sabotaging monster. Three years later, I built the ability to trust, love and rely on myself in a way no one ever showed me was possible.
As a life coach, focusing on the power of self love, I use my experience to help women in the midst of major transitions, so they too can find trust, love and reliability within themselves and ultimately, live a better life.
I believe each person has a Beautiful Life to live, they just haven’t discovered it yet.
The Third Return A Memoir is OUT NOW. Chapter excerpts here.
You are a Beautiful Life
Find more of my articles in Venice Gulf Coast Living Magazine.
“When you start taking care of yourself, you start feeling better, you start looking better & you start to attract better. It all starts within you.”