What are you doing with this one life you’ve been given?
Our time here is limited. And we have a tendency to live small. To push down our hopes and dreams. To do what is “expected” of us.
We just put our heads down and get into the grind of the 9 to 5, get married, have babies, work til retirement age, and then try to enjoy the retirement years. Which, if you look at averages, is about 11 years or so.
I knew that wasn’t the life for me. I mean… I thought it was at first.
I did all the “right” things. College. Got my “dream” job 6 months out of college. And I thought I’d be married and have two kids by the age of 30.
Yes, I know how ridiculous that sounds. Best laid plans and all.
But, that didn’t happen. And honestly, I’m very happy it did... or didn't.
I had no idea where life would take me, but it’s been one heckuva ride so far. If you’re new to my blog, I quit my very plush government job 11 years in to start my own business. I became a health coach, followed very shortly after with my skincare business and becoming a crossfit coach.
Little did I know where that would take me over the next few years.
But it started with truly listening to my heart and my intuition. To turn off the “shoulds” and expectations. To stop listening to the world and start trusting myself.
I’m thankful I started on this journey in 2016. I’m in awe that it’s only been 5 years, because so much has happened in that time.
Very shortly after quitting my government job, I got married. And not too long after getting married, I got divorced. I swore off men completely because I didn’t think I’d ever trust another man.
I threw myself into my jobs… skincare, health coaching, and crossfit. And then I met Nick. Who changed my view on men, thankfully.
He and I got married. And then bought a crossfit gym together. And very shortly after, we found out we were pregnant with our miracle baby. And just recently had our son. After years of trying and six miscarriages.
But this journey… it led me here. Listening to my heart, my intuition, my gut… it helped me to dream big. To be bold, even if I was scared.
I’m thankful I stopped listening to the world. That I stopped doing what I believed was expected of me.
So… what are your hopes and dreams? What are you doing with this one life you’ve been given?
I hope you learn to listen to your heart and your intuition. That you live big and be bold. Follow your heart. You really never know where it may take you.
Have a beautiful week.
With love and wellness,