As a Latino POC, growing up in Albuquerque , NM, and now residing in Tucson, AZ, I have always felt really connected to feeling the need to help others that lacked resource. Whether that was bridging the gap between food and educational insecurity, or challenging the stigma between asking for help and helping others to navigate their mental health as they found healing from their trauma, in addition to empowering them to show up in their health, their mental health, in addition to setting themselves as a health role model in their family, community, and workplace.
I can't even lie to you. Finding yourself is a journey. It's a much-needed evolution that will take time, grit, and patience. When you're looking to establish your values and habits that align with those values, you need to develop the rituals, the mentorship, and a new identity to keep going without quitting yourself. This is why clarity toward what you're working on is critical when you're looking to establish a new person within you.