I started Rebel Thriver a few years after I fled an abusive 12 year marriage because I was left completely isolated. I fled one night from a restaurant with the clothes on my back and two small children on my hip. I left my home, career, colleagues, car, identity, and my life behind. And just like that I found myself broke with no where to go. I had support from my family, but I was afraid to put them in harms way so I couldn't go there. Not only was I on the run, but I had lost myself in the process. What people don't understand is that domestic violence is the systematic breaking down of one's self. When you step outside of it you are lost. I found little or no support in any outside organizations to help with with the process of rebuilding myself or my life. I found no connection, but I knew that there had to be other people who would understand and would want to join into a positive and supportive conversation with me. Enter Rebel Thriver. What I didn't realize at the time was that Rebel Thriver would grow into a vibrant worldwide community! For those of you who do not know my story, I still live in fear of my ex husband finding us which is why I cannot post pictures of myself. I am still in harms way and yet I won't let this stand in the way of the work that needs to be done. This past year was incredibly difficult on a personal level and I questioned everything that I was and wasn't achieving in my life. I decided that it was time to commit myself to serving this community of survivors with all that I am. Once I made that decision things started to connect in miraculous ways. As a result (Following Breadcrumbs Blog Post ), I am now part of a year long international Business Freedom Mastermind Group and I am heading to Estonia in March to participate in a week long intensive seminar that will help me to be able to achieve my ultimate goal. That is to open a retreat place for all of us to be able to learn how to connect to ourselves and each other so that we can heal, grow, learn, and find the support in areas that we all need to live healthy lives. In fact, I won the tickets to Estonia because my pitch for Rebel Thriver laid out why I believed that this conference would help me make the greatest impact on our community (Sweet Lemonade Blog Post ).
Now this is the hard part for me. I have taken a leap of faith and I have already started the Mastermind, but now I have to raise the money. For almost 7 years I have worked daily to provide insight, inspiration, education, and support for many. I have run women's groups, workshops, coached, counseled, and even helped some women leave abusive relationships. This is all because of my love for you and the burning desire to help. I have never asked for a money, but now I need help to further my dream to be able to serve all of you better. I need the education and the connections that will help me to achieve my goal of opening a Retreat House to teach people how to reconnect, reboot their lives, and thrive.
I am raising money to cover the cost of the year long Mastermind and for my lodging and airfare to Estonia. I want to be able to serve you better and this will take time and resources. Invest in me and so that I can serve you better.
Thank you for taking the time for reading this and thank you in advance for your generous help.
Love, Ella xo
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