So here is a little more information about me. I am 25, married and have a beautiful almost two year old daughter named Ellie. I am pregnant with baby number 2 and due in February of 2018. My husband and I have been together for seven years and work hard for the marriage we have created. He is insanely hard working and the most incredible person I have ever met. He makes me a stronger more confident person everyday….OK end mushy love stuff….
So a little about my past life, I have always been driven and motivated in life. My mom was a single mom and we struggled. I knew that I wanted to create a life that was different, I wanted a career that would give me financial freedom and job security. I went to college straight out of high school (thank you FAFSA) and studied to become a speech pathologist. I graduated with a 3.8 GPA and a long resume filled with internships, volunteer work…the whole shebang. Problem was…I had lost my passion. It was literally like I woke up one morning and God had said “nope…this isn’t why I put you here”. I was devastated to say the least. My heart was not in it and I couldn’t pretend it was. So I went on to work at a daycare, I worked with two year olds and I adored it. Twelve two-year-olds in a classroom that was mine to decorate and use to teach these little minds about the world. I loved the chaos! I especially loved creating relationships and learning from all the moms I interacted with. I was given many responsibilities and hoped to move up in the company…
Then I got pregnant…..just God throwing me another curveball!
My husband and I had been married about a year and a half and wanted to wait another few years before starting a family but God had other plans….
Working at the daycare while pregnant was too hard on my body so I left my sweet kiddos and went on to work as a manager of a yoga studio. I learned so much there and will always be grateful for that opportunity. While I was working there I learned about business and I realized that I love business, I love the possibility of working so hard that you create your own success.
OK, so what the heck do I do with this new found love? Well there I was a new mama who had tons of baby weight to lose and had always loved fitness….so I became a beachbody coach, then went on to get my personal training certification and prenatal and post natal certification. Almost two years later and I am training moms just like me at my house with my Playdates and Weights program.
Before I found my passion and purpose I had been battling with postpartum and struggling with my adjustment to motherhood. I had nothing for myself, no time, no job, no space..ect. Once I signed up as a coach it was like I had a purpose again. Don’t get me wrong, I know being a mom is a great job but I personally just needed more. I had the possibility to make people feel good, empower them and make them feel like they are absolutely worth it! Well that all began in August of 2016 and I haven’t looked back since. I absolutely love my job and the confidence and power it has brought me.
Everything happens for a reason in life, all the events I went through brought me to what I feel is my passion and purpose. I am so grateful for every fail and opportunity God has given me. I finally feel like I am living my life, not just existing and going through the motions.
Thank you for letting me share my story, I hope it gives you hope and confidence in knowing that you are on a journey as well, even reading this could be a step in finding your purpose.
Lots of love,