The idea for this blog came to me when I was on a treacherous 2 day 22 mile backpacking trip in the temperate rainforest of New Zealand. Some things just don’t come easy, I guess. 🙂 I first began exploring the idea of narcissism after I realized that I had patterns of codependency that were developed from my childhood. The awaking arrived during the perfect storm of events in a certain point in my life: I was arriving at the age of real adulthood, was surrounded by narcissists from very prominent areas of my social life from friends/work/family/romantic relationships, and felt really empty and unstable inside. I decided to go on a journey of figuring out why. From that point on, I’ve been doing a lot of personal work in dealing with codependency, self-worth issues brought on from growing up an Adult Child of a Narcissist (ACON) as a result from raised by a severely narcissistic father.
I spent a lot of time reading, thinking, and trying to understand this phenomenon. It has been a big part of my life and after years of speaking about it, I realized that people were interested. It explained to them someone that they knew or know. We are on the brink of narcissism being a household term, we are living in the age of technology where anyone can instantly feel like a celebrity. We see more and more narcissistic traits in popular figures from musicians to politicians. It’s time for all of these resources to come together, I thought, and for us to begin to rise above it.
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“Do not harm (but take no shit).” – Unknown
“The best day of your life is the one which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours-it is an amazing journey-and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.” – Bob Moawad