I’ve spent the past 3 years “figuring it out.” I say 3 years in the literal sense. I’m not embellishing to make my story seem longer or more arduous than it is. When you quit your job to pursue your passion, it’s pretty risky. When you do that and don’t even know what your passion is, you’re just about crazy.
The past three years have been such a rollercoaster. A whirlwind. Ebbs and flows. Ups and downs. I’ve tried my hand at so many things and yet, I always come back to sharing my story. Sharing my life – here, on the Internet.
I’ve always been reserved. Always kept to myself in many ways. Wanted to hide behind people, things and situations that were uncomfortable. I’ve always kept my mouth shut when things got too vulnerable and only helped out when it was asked of me.
I’ve tried my hand at a few different things over the past 3 years, after quitting my stint as a corporate workaholic. I’ve been an etsy shop owner – creating custom sleeves from vintage fabrics for iPhones, iPads and laptops. I wrote a cooking blog and shared recipes, my favorite cooking tips and tried to get better at photography. I enrolled in nutrition school and became a health coach – finding a huge passion in sharing my love of food and cooking – in a healthy way. I’ve also had a business where I serve other health coaches with the technology needs.
Ultimately, things always come back around for me. Things that are so abundantly clear yet I hadn’t been able to place how it would work for me. I’m a technology lover. If I could daydream about my perfect day, I would be at the computer – sharing my knowledge for health and cooking from behind the screen. I don’t know what it is, but I just love the behind-the-scenes work. Even so, doing that for other coaches just didn’t light me up like I thought it would.
My dream is to find a match for my love of technology, serving others and having and maintaining a healthy lifestyle to encourage others to do the same.
Truth be told, I feel too young to think about being healthy. Most people don’t get serious about their health until things take a turn for the worse – usually in their mid-30’s or 40’s. Here I am at 27, passionate about helping other women have the healthiest and happiest lives of their dreams. Still figuring out how to package that combination of skills and passion into the perfect little bundle that is not only helpful to others, but lights me up inside.
I am a strange breed. I can acknowledge that. But at my core, I’m just like every other woman in her 20’s who is married without kids. I want to have it all: the kids, the house, the job of my dreams that lights me up, the banging body that my husband can’t get enough of, and to eat whatever I want without having to ever worry about dieting or depriving myself.
I’ve changed so much in the past 3 years – constantly shifting and changing what I’m doing to find the right fit. Here I am today: ready to embrace all the change that come in the next 3, 6, 10, and 20 years.
If there’s anything I’ve learned since taking the leap from the corporate world, it’s this: Change can be risky – it can mean that you don’t know where your next paycheck will come from or when your next big idea will take you, but it’s always worth following your heart to find that place that intersects love, passion, and feeling whole.