I'm not special


Counsellor, Counselling & Life Coach Newcastle Australia

In today’s world, it’s easy to get caught up with social media. It’s easy to watch everybody else look like they’re succeeding, reaching goals and achieving. It’s easy to sit back and feel like we’re failing and not doing ‘enough’. It’s easy to feel like we aren’t keeping up with the Jones’.


But I’m here to tell you nope. Nuh uh. Nada.


I’m just like you.


I experience worry. I experience shame. I experience guilt. I experience imposter syndrome. I experience heart break. I experience disappointment. I experience difficulties. I experience feelings of unworthiness. I’m not special.


In fact, nobody is special. We ALL experience these feelings. We all experience bad times and nobody is constantly succeeding, reaching goals and achieving. Nobody.


I have wanted to be a counsellor since I was 14 years old. I was in high school, lived alone, in an abusive relationship and just needed somebody to be there for me. At that time, I didn’t have anybody. Since then, I have dreamt of being that ‘somebody’ for someone else. It’s all I’ve thought about.


I completed my counselling studies about 4 years ago. Since I completed my studies (and becoming a qualified counsellor!!) I have procrastinated. I have felt like I didn’t know enough, I wasn’t good enough, I just needed more qualifications or more life experience. There has always been something.


Something holding me back. Something saying no, you can’t do this. Who the hell are you to do this?!


I have dealt with this nagging voice in the back of my head for about 4 years now and I’m here to say that I’m saying goodbye to that voice. I’m saying goodbye to not feeling good enough and hello to this new stage.


Those people on social media you admire go through this too. They have their own nagging voices to overcome and battle. Social media is a highlight reel so please read this as a reality check.


I want you to join me. I want you to say goodbye to those voices in the back of your head and whatever they’re telling you because if I can do it, so can you, remember, I’m not special.


With love

Shorina xo

Certified Counsellor & Mental Health Coach