Welcome to #GoDoFly movement!
Each week we will give you an inspiring story filled with a positive outlook on life. Read more here: #GoDoFly
We decided to start this movement with our founder, Ariadna Arredondo, The Always Believer. She started The Always Believer and it’s movement. She has received various online awards and writing awards of her own. As she also teaches on a daily basis, she fits in her best abilities motivational posts, real stories and lend a helping hand as life coach. She is currently working her way to make this page a great community filled with positive vibes and help in any way possible. There is more stories about her coming your way too. We have asked her some questions to find out a little more about her.
How do you define yourself?
I define myself as a strong, independent, good-hearted woman. I am learning as I go. I am very myself, I love to be weird and happy all the time.
What is your #GoDoFly story?
My #GoDoFly story is quite intense and long. Here is a short summary of it.
My upbringing was hard as I was physically and sexually abused.I struggled through eating disorders,self harming and left home at a young age. Since then,I have overcome many obstacles,travelled the world and working as much as I can. The stories I tell are mainly about abuse, self harm in any way and learning to do it on my own. These points, like many others, are important in my story in order to see the whole picture of who I am today.
I think it is important to share stories like mine because we are all people. We all go through similar things and need people’s support. Many people have come and gone in my life and with each and every one of them, I have learnt. I have been supported and even if I am able to do things on my own, thanks to people all around me I have also overcome many things. The songs I listen to, the people I surround myself with, the way I chose to live my life is a reflection of who I am.
I am as independent as they come since what I have is whatever I bring to the table. There was always two words that came into mind, Always Believe. I Always knew that there was more out there for me.That there was a way out and that if I just believed,it would happen.I worked hard all my life to achieve everything that I have. I like to consider myself as a person who also picks herself up. I am very positive and love to cheer as many people as I can. I am also realistic and enjoy another favourite saying ¨Balance is key.¨
How did you get through the tough times and what inspires you?
Throughout the tough times, many things inspired me. Mainly Always Believe. I have been saying it for as long as I can remember. It was ¨Always Believe that there is something better out there for me, Always Believe that I can get out of this situation, Always Believe that there is a better way to live life, Always Believe in yourself.¨ All these things come together by believing and doing. I saw so many people living a better life that I pushed myself to get one of my own.
That is what inspired me! Knowing that there was a better way of living life, knowing that my story and my words can inspire the next person. I wanted to be the change. I could have stayed in the same place so many times. In reality, I did whatever I can, whatever in my power to overcome these hard moments. It took me a long time to get here and once here, it was all worth it. I am who I am today because of how I dealt with what happened to me. And this leads to how I see my life today.
How did you get involved in the blogging world?
I have always been a writer, I have always been inspired by the world around me. For many years, life took me through different work paths, from teaching to tourism, to even volunteering with children as much as I could. I love to work with children in general. I have been very blessed to have also worked with children from abusive surroundings. This is because I have seen those faces a million times, I have been in their shoes and knowing that I can be a little bit of ray in their lives makes it all worth it. This life is meant to be happy and help others be happy as well.
Moving from that, I decided to make the big step and start writing more and more. This time on a bigger scale. Not only stories that I love to write but also a million other ways to help others. That is my key. This is the start of something amazing, I can just feel it.
What is your intention with your web page and community?
My goal is to spread the love as far and wide as possible. With these stories, I want to encourage people to keep going. To give people another sign for making a change in their life, another sign that you are as human as the rest of us and it is all going to be ok, another sign to keep on believing and doing. And for the future? Work as an NGO to help both children and adults worldwide and much more.
Everything that I am doing right now is towards my goal of helping out others in any way possible. This movement, these words and anything else that may come up along the way is my way of showing the world that there is still love out there. I want to be part of it. I want to be part of the love that there is in this world.
Always Believe has been a huge saying for me for as long as I can remember. And by now, I believe that we can all be Always Believers in our personal way.
Any other advice you can tell us?
Always believe that there is you can do what you want the most. Keep doing it. Keep moving forward. We all fall, we all feel, we all live. It is not all fun and games, life takes you to some crazy places. Yet, it is all how you look at things. I want you to know that you got the power to do what you want with your life, live it the way you want and let no one tell you otherwise.
Learn who you are, go follow your heart, take chances, talk to someone when you need help or just because, just be yourself. No matter who it is.
It is your life.
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