✅ Simona says; “I left my parents home when I was 17 years old. I grew up in Austria in a small village with 9,000 people. So everybody knew everybody else’s business. I grew up in a physically abusive household. My stepfather was an alcoholic and he was physically abusive to both me and my brother.
And at 17, everything came to a head because he said, it’s my way or the highway and the rebel in me, something inside of me just said, well, it’s going to be the highway then. 💔
✅ And what that meant was very drastic because I left with one suitcase with a satchel, with all my school books. I was in my last year of high school and my parents drove me to the train station. There was a payphone because at the time we didn’t have cell phones 📲 and they gave me the equivalent of 50 cents.
And so I could make a couple of phone calls. ☎☎ I called my then boyfriend, nobody picked up at their house because we didn’t have answering machines at that time either. So I had to walk across town in the rain, started raining with my suitcase and knock on the door and say, can you please take me in?
✅ The next thing that happened was I was, in my last year of finishing last few months of high school, I had no money to live off.
Right. So what I needed to do is …..
➥ 𝘚𝘪𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘢 𝘒𝘴𝘰𝘭𝘭 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘣𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘨𝘪𝘴𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘰 𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘶𝘳𝘴, 𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴. 𝘈 𝘵𝘸𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘺 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘮𝘢𝘳𝘬𝘦𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘦𝘹𝘦𝘤𝘶𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘏𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘺𝘸𝘰𝘰𝘥, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘕𝘦𝘶𝘳𝘰-𝘔𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘧𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘔𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘥™. 𝘚𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘱𝘢𝘪𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘴𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘥 𝘣𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘨𝘺 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘯𝘦𝘶𝘳𝘰𝘴𝘤𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘱 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘤𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘣𝘪𝘨 𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘳 𝘷𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘢 𝘮𝘢𝘨𝘯𝘪𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦.
🔷 𝑭𝑹𝑬𝑬 𝑮𝑰𝑭𝑻 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝑺𝒊𝒎𝒐𝒏𝒂 – 𝑯𝒐𝒘 𝒕𝒐 𝒐𝒖𝒕𝒔𝒎𝒂𝒓𝒕 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒊𝒏𝒏𝒆𝒓 𝒔𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒕𝒆𝒖𝒓, 𝒎𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒎𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒎𝒐𝒏𝒆𝒚, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒎𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒇𝒖𝒍𝒌𝒇𝒊𝒍𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒓𝒆𝒍𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔𝒉𝒊𝒑𝒔. 🔷