Can you share with us a little about your background, experience and your passions in life?
Hi! My name is Autumn. I’m currently a single mother to my beautiful 2 year old daughter. I also work full time. Writing is a huge passion of mine. As well as teaching children, running, and traveling.
What would you say are your top 3 core values in life?
Values are the foundation for which everything else is built off. Integrity, education, and compassion are my foundation. We should always be the best version of ourselves that we can be. We should always be growing into the person we want to be. We should always be trying to help other people become the best version of themselves.
If you could choose any new skill to have, what would it be?
Charisma. I have always felt envious towards people who can walk in a room and demand attention with just their presence. I have a lot I want to share with others. If I could be more outgoing and charismatic I could reach more people.
If you could select one piece of advice that you feel the world needs to listen to and bring into reality, what would it be?
Be thankful for who you are. You add value to this world and you have the control to multiply that value as much as you want. Don’t fall prey to the victim mentality. No matter what has happened to you in your life, you hold the power over your mindset. It’s never too late to be who you want to be.
What is your “secret ingredient” for a happier and fulfilling life?
Forgiveness. You will find that everyone you know will let you down. Worst of all, you will find that you let yourself down even more.The only way you’ll feel at peace is if you learn how to forgive yourself and others. That has made the biggest difference in my life Click To Tweet
Which habit do you think is making you a better, happier and healthier person?
Journaling has changed the way I think and how I process my emotions. I used to feel the tension of my emotions building up inside of me. Preparing to burst if I didn’t do something about them. I didn’t know how to handle them so I would lash out at others, over eat, sleep, and a number of other unhealthy coping mechanisms. When I write what I am feeling, I am releasing it into the world. It’s no longer inside of me threatening the very life who created it. I’m then able to move on with my day and feel true happiness.
How did you build this habit?
I started by recounting what I did that day. It didn’t come easy. Despite my love for writing, I wasn’t used to being honest with myself. I felt if I wrote down my emotions they would become real. And they did. Little did I know that would be a good thing. When I gave them the respect they deserved I was able to learn to love myself. Those emotions, however negative, are a part of me. Giving them life also allows them to be free. Free from my mind and no longer my burden.