Name: Aurora Baxter
Occupation: School Psychologist and Life Coach
Tell us about yourself!: I am all about connection - of people, things and information.
What is your definition of what a “wild woman” is?: I'd say a wild woman is someone who is true to herself no matter what the world around her might say.
How would you describe your life was like before starting your journey of being a wild woman?: I always thought I was "too much." Too loud, to scattered, too sensitive. I chose a partner who also saw me as too much and after 11 years I went through an unexpected divorce. Before that I thought I had everything on track. I had the job I wanted, the child I wanted and the marriage I thought I wanted. 6 years ago I began my journey of finding myself outside of that relationship, and also finding myself as a mother at the same time. I also have had chronic pain and fatigue most of my adult life.
What were your biggest insecurities before engaging your inner wild woman?: I was always afraid I would annoy other people by talking too much or getting too excited about things. I was also critical of my difficulty with doing mundane things like housework.
What is your life like now that you are actively engaging your inner wild woman?: I have the most amazing friends and a partner who loves me because of my quirks not despite them. I totally transformed my diet and lost 40 lb along the way. I reduced my hours at a job that has turned more about paperwork than helping people so I can focus on helping others find the strength in their intensity.
What are your five most favorite aspects of yourself as a wild woman?: I am an open book. I am very difficult to shock. I have been called an enigma. I am learning the difference between drama and passion. I don't get so bogged down by "shoulds."
What was the biggest realization, experience, or transformation that most helped you to start unleashing and embracing your wild feminine nature?: My divorce really shook things up. It was difficult for quite a while, but I've come out of it with a wonderful life I would never have expected.
What is your favorite part of expressing your wild feminine nature?: Being free to express who I am, not what I think others want me to be.
When do you feel the wildest?: Exploring passions of all sorts with my wild partner.
Why did you decide to participate in Wild Women Unveiled.: It is so inspiring to see such a large community of women supporting eachother!
What is your message to other women out there who are just beginning their journey as a wild woman, or haven’t started yet but feel the call of the wild woman speaking to their soul?: Those things about yourself that you are trying to hide or suppress, just might be the key to your greatness! Also, focus on the things you love and need and forget about the "shoulds."