The Story Behind: Enough, Let’s Do This ish
by Brittany Jorel
3 years ago
If you've been on this journey with me for a little while, you will know my story.
I am a survivor of domestic abuse.
The healing process was long and incredibly difficult, and there were times I wasn't sure I would come out the other end. Thankfully, I did. And I want to share with you one of the tools I used that helped me heal and preserve, one day at a time.
The day that abusive and toxic relationship finally ended, a wave of relief washed over me. But oddly, I didn't feel happy or free. Instead, I felt broken.
This destructive relationship took everything away from me. It stole my confidence, ripped apart my self-worth, crushed my dreams. When I looked in the mirror, I didn't recognize the woman staring back at me.
Who was Brittany Jorel?
Overcoming the emotional scars left from this toxic relationship was so much more difficult than the physical ones. Even though I was the victim (I am not a fan of that term) of a crime, I found forgiving myself to be such a challenging part of my recovery.
After a few very dark months, I realized that something needed to change. I started to think about what I had always wanted to do, and that something was graduate from college. I decided that finishing school was going to be the goal I set for myself that would distract me from all the hurt and pain I was feeling inside.
Feeling overwhelmed by the idea of going to school, I knew that I needed to create some sort of system to help me stay on track to achieve this new goal. Growing up, my sister preached the importance of setting goals. She explained to me (multiple times) that goals create a roadmap for success. If I wanted to finish school, I needed a simple and easy plan to follow that would help me stay motivated.
So I created a 12-week outline that would help me finish my last year of college.
This 12-week plan included writing out my weekly action lists to help me stay focused and feel productive. I promised to remain committed to myself, and at the end of each week, I would reflect on what I had accomplished.
I will be honest and say that some weeks were harder than others. Sometimes, I just did not feel motivated. Other times, I felt anxious. But I always made sure to acknowledge those feelings and remind myself that it's okay to feel these emotions. Your mindset is everything when you are on working towards a goal. You need to be kind to yourself and strive not to compare your progress or situation to others.
By writing out my emotions and fears, as well as following the plan I had created, something magical happened!
Near the end of the 12-weeks, I could feel a change happen inside. I started to feel energized and like I had a purpose. One day, a classmate of mine turned to me and said: "Brittany, it's so good to see you smile." It was at that moment that I realized Brittany Jorel was coming back, and I never wanted to go that far from losing her again.
I am proud to say that I graduated from college, and soon got a great job. Over time, I used this goal-setting method to help me start my own business!
Today, I have new ideas and new goals, one of which is very dear to my heart.
My past experiences sparked the idea for me to create the "Enough,let's do this ish" 12-week productivity planner and journal. Whether you want to create a physical product, write a book, become a coach, or are on your healing journey from an abusive relationship, this journal will help you like it helped me. This tool gave me the strength and courage to start my 'I Am Enough Collection' as well as create Bold Ambassador. And I genuinely believe that it can do the same for you.
To achieve your goals, you need to have a plan. But you also need to have space that allows you to acknowledge your emotions and fears."Enough, let's do this ish" is a 12-week blueprint that will help you create your dream life. Because I want to help as many women as possible, I am offering the first week from this journal for free. To receive the first week, click here to sign up.
I believe in you. I believe in your dreams.
Let's turn your dream into your reality because you've got this girl!