From Doubt to Assurance: My Personal Journey to Self-Confidence

Mary Beth Hazeldine
ILLUMINATION
Published in
4 min readAug 4, 2023

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Woman looking across a lake at a skyline.
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The Early Days: A Wallflower Blooms

Imagine a young girl, more at ease in the background than the limelight. My shyness was as tangible as a heavy blanket, and an over-reliance on digital interactions made my real-life social skills about as polished as a rusty old bike.

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Mary Beth Hazeldine
ILLUMINATION

Chief Inspiration Officer, Spiritual Psychologist, Hypnotherapist, Writer, Chef, Dog Lover, Line Dancer, Ex-Banker, MBA— marybeth@marybethhazeldine.com