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Erika Obando, Dating Myself (The Open Nesters Episode 5)
Expert Interview – Erika Obando
This week the Open Nesters get into it with Erika Obando. Erika is a self-professed “open nester.” After Erika’s son came back from college she had the opportunity to build a relationship with her son as an adult. She moved from “mom” to “Erika.” Having never lived on her own, at age 43, Erika found herself in brand new territory… able to find herself for the first time. And thus came the concept of “dating Erika” or “dating myself.”
Everyone comes from a story… I know that all too well myself. But the key is what you do with the lessons within your story that ultimately defines who you are and who you are willing to become!
The traumatic events and challenges of my childhood could have been the perfect crutch and excuse to set my bar pretty low. From abuse, to violence to catastrophic life decisions that went wrong, my life had become riddled with failures. But the difference was made the day I decided to grow within those failures and accept the change I needed to make for myself. I chose to rewrite my script and change the narrative of my story and through my mentorship, I help guide you in rewriting yours.
You already have all the tools you need to create the better version of yourself. Sometimes… you just need a little help getting there. I am here to help!
Erika on the TEDx Stage
Resources for You
We want to provide you with support and many many resources for your own Open Nesting Journey. Our resource page has so much to offer as does our private discussion group on Facebook:
The Open Nesters Private Facebook Group
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A New Resource for You This Week
Erika: “Without a Voice is my first book and an insight to my life’s journey. My story isn’t one that is easy to hear, read or understand. But I finally chose to open the doors to my past to help counsel you through the trenches of your struggles and to let you know that when you think you can’t possibly survive your pain or circumstance… I am absolute living proof that you can.
From broken child to empowered Woman, my mission and purpose is to help others through their journeys of finding peace, forgiveness and ultimate strength in the most difficult of experiences. Using the depth of my story, I share the tools of becoming Victorious at life instead of a Victim of it.”
Learn more about Erika Obando here.