Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.
My name is Sandy Cortes, and founder of Carriers of Hope. Thank you for stopping by. I want to share a little bit about my story. In 1999, life took a turn for the worst, being lost, hopeless, and on the brink of divorce and going nowhere. My outlook on life was gloomy and dark. Throughout my life, I endured abuse, struggled with rejection, a people pleaser, and kept looking in all the wrong places for validation and approval. Everywhere I searched, I picked up another scar added to the ones already endured and validated what it had spoken over me.
I spent the majority of my life searching in all the wrong places to fill the holes. I would cave into fears, became addicted to affirmations, whether it meant to lower my standards. Never one to believe in me and allowed others to tell me who I was. I used various things to numb the pain, but I was left empty at the end of the day.
Many years went by, where I allowed these things to rule my life and became tired of being that hamster in a cage, going nowhere. Zig Ziglar says, “If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.” It was when I had my encounter. I began to seek not man’s approval but God and his acceptance and validation, which was when those feelings started to dissipate.
I have observed how many of ME’s out there want to stop spinning in that same cycle, but until you face where you genuinely are and continue to aim at nothing, you will keep hitting it every time! I have been counseling for eighteen years and recognized how I dealt with finding acceptance and meaning that today is how I help others find theirs.
I’ve helped many clients break through the obstacles that seem to hold them back in their lives. Life’s too short to be unhappy, unsure, or unfulfilled. I want to be able to help you the same way. Read through some of my blogs and invite me to help you personally identify and meet your goals.
Breathing Hope One Life at a Time,