I realized last week that I've had my blog and website for a couple years now and that some people may not know who I am. Either from when I first started my blog to who I am today.
And this past year has fundamentally changed who I am.
So allow me to re-introduce myself!
I am Whitney (soon not to be) Penny. I am a health coach. A CrossFit coach. A personal trainer. A skincare consultant. An essential oils consultant. A business owner. A pug mom. A step-mom. A soon to be divorcee. A girlfriend. A daughter. A sister. A friend. A confidante.
I am passionate. Emotional. Loving. Caring. Trusting. I am human. And I hurt. And I question what I'm doing and where I'm going in my life.
I don't have it all together. I wish I did, but I don't. I make silly mistakes and poor choices. Again, I am human.
We see what we want on social media...we're envious of what other people have or what they are doing. And we wish we could have what they have...be who they are...do what they're doing.
But I can 100% promise you what you see on social media isn't all there is to it.
We don't post the bad stuff. We don't post the bad days.
You see snapshots...of the good things. The good memories. The good times. And that's the part we are envious of.
But let me tell you a little more about who I am today...very blunt and overly honest. And I don't have a lot of time for BS. Very little time for it, actually.
Last June, I had been married for 8 months. I was still a newlywed, for all intents and purposes. And while I'm sure it looked like everything was fine from the outside looking in, I questioned my marriage. I was feeling off...like I shouldn't be feeling that already. We had a lifetime to go, for goodness sake!
And on June 2, my husband called me to tell me he had been arrested. In the blink of an eye, my life was completely flipped upside down. And all the feelings I'd been having finally came to light. I came to realize exactly why I'd been feeling the way I had been.
I was no longer a happy wife with 3 bonus kids. I was a crazy woman questioning whether I was going to stay with my husband and support him through everything that had happened.
From June to September, my life was in turmoil. Figuring out how to pay bills. Who to trust. Whether I should believe my husband and what he was telling me. Life was anything but easy.
And in September, I had my light bulb moment. Everything clicked and I knew exactly what I had to do for me. It wasn't staying and being the supportive, Christian wife, like I originally thought it was. I needed to be ME. To find ME again.
Because through the whole process, I lost who I was.
Since then, I've struggled to find my way back. To get back to who I was. And I realized a couple months ago that I will never be that person again. I'm not that person anymore. And never will be again.
And truth be told, I like who I am now so much better than who I was.
I love being a strong woman who made it through something unthinkable. I love looking back and realizing that I survived. And I've made my own path. I've gotten back to my health coaching and have started personal training, and I'm absolutely loving it!
I'm also relaunching my skincare business! My company just announced three new products and I CAN. NOT. WAIT. to get my hands on them! This business has taken a backseat in the last few months as I've struggled to find my new way, but I am ready to be back with a vengeance!
My businesses, all of them, are truly my passion! I love helping others. I love helping them find their best selves...achieve their best skincare...achieve all their goals.
I'm ready for this new chapter. To close this last chapter and be done with it! Keep an eye out for my re-launch party! Cuz it's going to be epic!!
I hope y'all have an awesome week! And hit me up if you need help achieving any of your goals! And I love referrals too! Y'all are amazing for your continued love and support :)
With love and wellness,