Hey there! And welcome to my page!
It’s always good to introduce yourself right? So here goes!
My name is Bethan Le Vien, I’m a 23 year old single woman, living in Cornwall and loving every second of it!
I love hiking; dancing around to guilty pleasures and I do my best to spread positivity out into the world!
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Our lives have been made up of a series of decisions, and experiences that have shaped us into who we are today.
My question is, do you like who you’ve become based on these decisions?
Do you enjoy what you experience in your life?
Do you make decisions based on your goals, and YOU?
One decision can make or break your life.
I wasn’t always confident with myself, or being alone in the world.
In fact, as a young girl, just desperate for attention, to be liked, and a connection, I was encouraged to make a decision that would later do the complete opposite.
By the time I was 12, and still fresh into secondary school, I was one of the most well-known people in my town… And not for the good reasons!
I spent the majority of my teenage years acting like I didn’t care about this hate, whilst making bad decisions which led me down a dark path.
I got into trouble with the police every weekend, experimented with alcohol, drugs; slept rough on the streets and was even thrown into care for a short period of time.
During the time I was in care, my school also had me up in isolation for over three months.
The room was as lonely as the name. And being up there everyday drowned me in shame.
I was told, time and time again that I was a ‘badly behaved,’ child.
I wasn’t going to get very far, and I’d be lucky to make it to my 20’s.
The truth is, I didn’t care by this point.
Without going into detail, one night during my time of care, in the middle of my GCSE’s, something traumatic happened to me which suddenly made me change.
At that moment, I made a decision.
That decision led me to the front doors of a police station, where I waited patiently to be told off, like I was used to.
As it happened, the complete opposite of what I thought followed. For once I had been met by a very caring, and considerate police officer. Who took the time to tell me how brave, and how bold I had been.
“You have been strong girl…” Is the words he used to describe the series of events I had been through. And he even gave me a cigarette.
It was the first time I felt seen, and heard.
It was the first time I was finally able to breath without fearing confrontation or consequences.
The decision I made brought me to this officer… Out of what I believe to be luck!
And with his words, and compassion sunk into me, I was able to move back into my home, put my head down at school, and get the grades I needed to go to University.
Sadly, I didn’t perform great at University. I flunked most of my classes because I felt too afraid of being in a room full of strangers. Every night, I drank at least double my weight in alcohol, and ended up in some really scary situations.
This went on for two years.
Binge drinking in the nights, and smoking weed all throughout the day.
Luckily, I met some great people at University, who really understood what was going on- and they encouraged me to see a Doctor.
It was no surprise that they diagnosed me with depression and anxiety. But I hadn’t ever known much about mental health- and this made me feel ashamed.
I made the decision, for a long time, to get down about my mental health. But when I finally spoke up, and was called an attention seeker – I suddenly realised I needed to get out of these toxic friendships I’d built up.
Battling through my mental health has been an ongoing thing ever since. Until last year, where I got into Hypnotherapy, and was 1-2-1 coached.
Ever since graduating University, coming back home independently, and finding my feet alone in the world. I have practiced making positive decisions that continue to benefit me today.
Writing Lev’in life was therapy, and a way for me to begin to feel confident. Getting my voice out there and finally standing by my opinions allowed me to build a back bone, and discover my sense of purpose in this world.
The icing on the cake was being coached.
It was truly the thing that has helped push myself further than my depression said I had the energy for.
It changed my life!
Which is why in the upcoming months I am studying to become a fully accredited coach.
My passion is to help others discover their potential; make decisions that create a life they’re excited to live; it gets them out of their comfort zone, and up at the crack of dawn!
Moving forwards starts with you, making positive decision today!