EXPAT STORY: Courtney Bowden | Chapter 20

This place has been like a balm, a healing space, and a welcomed reprieve. I feel renewed and reborn. My faith has been both tested, and my inner strength fortified. I can honestly say that the journey has been worth it.

10 months ago

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The Rebirth.

Playa Del Carmen, MX

Right now - at this present moment - as I sit in my private jungle garden in Playa Del Carmen, MX, I can truly say that I am the happiest I’ve ever been in my adult life.

There are no more caveats. No prerequisites.

I am simply happy. Genuinely. Unflinchingly. Unapologetically. More than that, though, I’m damn proud of myself for making it here.

I knew I was happy when I stopped always looking for the other shoe to drop and instead started to look for how it always gets better.

After years of therapy, I know that “waiting for the other shoe to drop” feeling is anxiety and though I experience occasional bouts of it, the experiences are more rare than I can ever remember as an adult.

I think after Daddy died, it really started. Trauma...

Courtney Bowden

Published 10 months ago