A year ago, I had just come out of an awful split with my girlfriend. We had been together for 3 years and I loved every inch of her. I was just so devastated that I never thought I would get over it. Every night, I’d go to bed and cry myself to sleep. I tried to make it work, but in the end, nothing helped. My life felt as though it had ended and I was going down a very dark tunnel with no light at the end. I couldn’t see any hope for me. I hadn’t been on the dating scene for 3 years and I didn’t want too. I was happy with my girlfriend and thought I’d found the one. When we split, I hid myself away and worked longer hours to block out the pain I was feeling. However, after a few months of giving up on everything, I knew it was time to rebuild my life.
One thing I noticed, is that my confidence had hit rock bottom. I didn’t feel like I could approach women and I didn’t feel attractive anymore. I felt completely unsure of myself and felt sure that women would not be interested in someone like me. After hiding myself away for several months, I’d allowed myself to spiral downwards. I felt like I would never meet a woman again, let alone someone who would like me, both inside and out. That was when I discovered the Tao of Badass written by Joshua Pellicer. Continue reading