The concept of GetUppy originated from the profound experience of grief. Throughout my entire existence, I had been incapable of embracing the truth and acknowledging the painful realities that life presents. In fact, I was completely oblivious to the truth and failed to recognize that acknowledging its existence would ultimately lead to a lengthy and arduous journey towards healing. I am now learning that accepting the current state of my life will enable me to fully experience and process my emotions, rather than numbing my vulnerabilities.
My journey of numbing myself began at the age of 6, when I was diagnosed with ADHD and was compelled to take medications that hindered my growth in various aspects. Consequently, I spent the subsequent half of my life believing that something was inherently wrong with me. Unfortunately, at a young age, I witnessed the devastating impact of addiction on both myself and my loved ones. This was the most traumatic period of my youth. It became evident to me that I needed a supportive and healthy community. I had developed trust issues and became accustomed to having numerous acquaintances scattered everywhere, content with whatever those interactions may bring. Over time, I unknowingly developed detrimental habits that hindered my personal growth and prevented me from surrounding myself with individuals whom I aspired to emulate. I am fortunate to have had a few friends who recognized these habits and confronted me about them. Their accountability heightened my self-awareness. It is exceedingly difficult to grow when we deny our own actions, emotions, and vulnerabilities. Only when we hold ourselves accountable do we begin to witness positive transformations in our lives.
I wholeheartedly recommend therapy to anyone who is struggling. From enduring bullying, engaging in substance abuse, developing unhealthy relationships with women, experiencing physical abuse, to losing some of my closest friends to drug overdoses, I realized that I had a multitude of issues that needed to be addressed. It was when I fully committed to the process and remained completely open to the transformative power of truth that my mental well-being began to flourish.
It is as if I have sown a seed, and the more I nurture it with water, the more it flourishes. I am experiencing personal growth, and I aspire for others to grow alongside my endeavors, spanning across the globe. I aim to inspire others with a community of like-minded individuals and influencers. The objective of Get Uppy is to create a ripple effect of positivity, accountability, discipline, vulnerability, and personal development, accessible to all. My innermost desire is to establish a sanctuary of this nature for those who are drawn to it. Are you yearning for safety, effective communication, truth, and solace in your relationships? Do you seek a roadmap for self-reflection and connection? If so, you have arrived at the appropriate destination. Get Uppy extends a warm welcome to you, encouraging you to embrace your truest self and shed light on your deepest truths, regardless of how daunting they may appear. We eagerly anticipate joining you on your journey and cannot wait to embark on the path of personal growth together.
By Luke Patton, CEO