Our #stories make us in who we are .. there are three types: official one we share with the world, the one we share with our friends, and the deep ones we are discovering on our journeys. My story started in the USSR in a wonderful castle looking house with a rocket scientist stepfather in charge of a part of the Soviet space programme, a mother, a doctor for the Soviet government, and powerful / slightly scary Soviet executive granddad. What you saw on the outside was a perfect upbringing in an affluential Soviet family, what was happening on the inside was feeling how’ll I prove to those powerful people that I am good enough to belong? When I was 8, my school teacher asked my mum whether she had a birth trauma during my birth: Tatiana, an MD on the trading floor in an international investment bank was truly born. I did not stop proving myself since.. until 3 years ago, my body gave me a gift of a burnout which I could not ignore. Since then I went on a journey of studying psychology, and discovering what made me in who I am and what differentiates a truly fulfilled person from a SuccessDrained one .. I am done with proving myself! Creating from self-acceptance is a new chapter! Where seeking external #validation moved you away from #selfacceptance and expressing yourself?