An interview with Angie Petersen-Green Life Coach
What is the biggest obstacle you have had to overcome in your life?
It’s December 3rd, 2020 and I’m excited to pick up my talk, dark and handsome husband at the airport. This was going to be the first time he was going to come home and live with my 18yr old daughter & I. After working with the USA Embassy in Jamaica & immigration for nearly 2 ½ years we were finally going to be a family. The honeymoon phase quickly ended as my 18yr old step-daughter came to live with us too. We now went from a family of 2 to 4 in a one-month span. Once both of them got here there became stagnant and toxic energy in our home. All of us were living in 4 different quadrants of our home. No one left their bedrooms unless it was to eat or go to the bathroom. My depression and trauma triggers came back with a vengeance that led to ER trips for knee-dropping muscle spasms & suicidal ideations. It was through this experience that I fully understood that healing happened in layers.
What are your three top tips to overcome the obstacle?
For the first time in my life, I acknowledged my growth and accepted that I was a different person now than when I met him in 2017. My husband served me for a season, not a lifetime. There’s not an ounce of regret for marrying him, as it brought me greater self-awareness, perspective, and knowing I wasn’t going to settle for less than butterflies in my next relationship. Shortly after the separation, I had the opportunity to go to the Amazon Rainforest, it was truly the trip I didn’t know I needed. During the journey it exposed areas of vulnerability I wasn’t completely too gung-ho about; if you know what I mean; from being nearly naked in front of complete strangers for healing ceremonies, walking across slippery logs over areas of water, and taking part in an ayahuasca ceremony that made me feel I was tripping out on LSD. This trip was necessary to catapult me to my next 2.0 version of self.
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