My name is Melissa Wiringi,
I'm an Author, Speaker and Thought Leader, making a difference in the world by sharing my inspirational story to show the importance of self worth and the impact this can make on families, work life, communities and humanity.
I believe, if you love, nurture and believe in yourself, then you really can achieve anything.
At age 23, I was 36 weeks pregnant with my second child, I found myself in a lawyers office.
What led me there was the fact I finally felt fear. During my second pregnancy, the father of my children became addicted to methamphetamine, and very quickly our relationship turned from hot and cold, to a living hell.
At my lowest point, shortly before giving birth, I was depressed, unable to get out of bed, listening to the words, "you can't even cope with one kid, how will you cope with two?"
I wished I could end my life.
I developed my extremely low self worth during my cold childhood. As a teen, I felt like I didn't belong anywhere, so I searched for someone to fill my inner darkness. I found an addiction to the feeling of falling in love, and I discovered the pain of this pleasure, ego driven desire. Watching someone I loved so dearly self destruct under pressure drained me. I felt devastated for the loss of my dream of a warm loving home for my children. When I eventually left, with a small baby and a toddler, I had completely lost my identity, I felt like I had failed at life.
I am fortunate to look back at those times with gratitude, because they have shaped me into the strong, inspirational and happy woman I have become.
Releasing myself from that nightmare was the catalyst for something new, my transformation and the discovery of happiness which has led me along nine years studying spiritual and personal development texts. During this time, I've achieved many of my lifelong goals, some of which I never would have believed could become reality in the early days of becoming a solo mother.
I've lived in places I only dreamed of, I moved overseas with my children to live in some of the most beautiful areas of Sydney and surrounds, I completed my Bachelor in Business Information, I completed my Diploma in Applied Writing, I've travelled through Europe and I married my best friend and wonderful husband in the beautiful Cook Islands.
Melissa has recently begun reading her first book, Domestic Violence on Ice, Live on Facebook. You can watch her videos by visiting http://facebook.com/melissahwiringi/videos
From June, Melissa will provide live calls with her network. If you'd like to connect with Melissa, ask her questions or talk to her about her books, you are welcome to join in for FREE.
I achieved one of my greatest dreams of becoming an author when I published my first book (Domestic Violence on Ice - How I transformed my shattered dream into an inspirational story), and now I'm writing my second book, Start with I, which provides the process to achieve a fulfilling and successful life.
Since adding a third child to our family, I'm now working on a new set of my lifelong goals. I plan to make my second book become a bestseller, I'm waiting for my dates to become available so I can book our family tickets to move to Spain in 2019 (simply so we can enjoy beautiful beaches, food and culture while learning a new language). Beyond 2019, I cannot say!! I am open to any opportunity, and I'm letting life lead me for the time being!!
I'm thrilled to use my incredible story to help people live their full potential. In my books and talks I show life's possibilities are endless. I teach my process from Start with I, which is about nurturing the spirit first to transform the inner world and, therefore, the outer world. Perceptions of failure become opportunities, fears become love, belief and persistence will result in achievement.