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and therefore have an insight far beyond my years. I am quick to analyze and get to
root of a problem, which allows me to be of great benefit to others.
My experiences with abuse have lead me to pursue volunteer work with abused women
and children. I have become an activist within community, speaking out against
violence. I am able to relate well to those in crisis and show deep concern regarding
emotional issues. I have also grown spiritually and feel a deep connection to my religion.
There is a desire to pursue a career in which I can help others grow and develop. The
pain has strengthened my soul and has given me coping skills that most do not have.
My self-esteem and confidence have grown. I feel a deep commitment to family and a
loyalty as a wife, mother and friend. I have an openness to self development, self
awareness and intuitiveness.
I truly believe that there is a reason for everything, including pain. I now try to keep a
positive focus during painful times of my life and I welcome growth that follows.
My outlook is one of steadfast strength and faith. I have learned to also accept
strength of others, strength of God, and to trust again. I have survived
abuse, one of most terrifying and traumatic childhood experiences. That knowledge
alone helps me realize that, as an adult, I can survive just about anything!!
© By Monique Rider 2001
Monique is a survivor of adversity! She believes there are blessings in our struggles. Monique is also the owner of Trinity Coaching Services, a company that provides personal development coaching services. In addition, Monique is a competitive bodybuilder, wife, mother, and published author. To learn more about Monique and personal coaching visit: http://home.talkcity.com/workoutpl/trinitycoachingservices/ or email Monique at: Monique_Rider@msn.com