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What is this all about?

My story and the reasons why I created this website.

Background

In my early 20s, I struggled severely. I failed out of college gymnastics (a sport I had dedicated 14+ years of my life to), I wasn’t doing well in school, I asked myself every single day – the typical ‘what the fuck am I even doing anymore? What do I want to do with my life?’ questions. I was not happy, I had zero self-motivation and nothing to look forward to. 

The proud version of myself that I am today wouldn’t have been possible without a few key people along the way. 

The first person got me out of my depression from failing in gymnastics. I had gained the typical freshman 15+ lbs and was on a destructive path. This one introduced me to CrossFit. This is now my everyday fitness go-to. Honestly, I hated it the first few times I tried it. Feeling like I was going to barf after 20 minutes of physical activity was beyond a comfort zone. Fast-forward 7 years, I stuck with it and now can’t live without it. 

The second person got me out of my “who the fuck am I/what am I doing with my life” funk. I was struggling hard at this point. The only thing I looked forward to everyday was CrossFit. This got my mind off of all the other bullshit I thought I was going through. This one pushed me to travel abroad. SOLO. I went to Thailand for entire month by myself when I was 24 years old. I was scared shitless. Doing anything alone gets you out of a comfort zone – try flying across the world not knowing if you will make it back. I have now been to 7 countries by myself and my list of travels is now never ending. It’s something I think about doing everyday. 

The third person got me to follow through with something I said I wanted to do for years. This blog. I told myself before I went to Thailand that I wanted to start a blog and I never did. I met this person 3 years after the fact and mentioned a blog was something I had wanted to make an attempt at and here we are, you are reading my blog.  

What’s so significant about these 3 people is the fact that they were not cheerleaders. Cheerleaders stand on the sidelines and hope for the best. These people weren’t on the sidelines. They weren’t just giving me recommendations on what could help. They were there, pushing me to follow through the entire way. They all stayed on top of me, not letting me make excuses to get out of these things.

I want to be one of these people for you.

 

I want to help you do something you never thought you would or could because some outside factor was telling you not to. I believe everyone has cheerleaders and that is awesome, but everyone needs someone more than that. I want to be the positive influence and push you to do things you never thought you would, not just stand on the sidelines and hope for the best. 

Every out-of-comfort zone experience is an opportunity for self-growth. Even though every one might not be a complete life changer in the fact it’s something you turn into a daily thing or thought, it’s still a self-growth opportunity. You may actually never do it again, but you can look back and know you gained from it.

So let’s start with a simple challenge you and I can do together. 

KEEP IN TOUCH WITH ME!

I want to send you awesome things.