My success and what I consider to be a beautiful life did not happen overnight and despite what social media might show, it wasn’t easy. I sat alone one night and started thinking of what I have accomplished over the last year. Then I thought about how far I’ve come. 3 years ago I did NOT see myself where I’m at right now. I had dreams of where I wanted to be, but nothing I was doing at the time was taking me in the direction I needed to go to get me there.
Why not? Well here’s a little history: I come from a GOOD family. We aren’t perfect (who is?), but I thank God for the upbringing I had in the church and parents that taught me values because in the end I know it’s what saved me. Unfortunately, that is not always what I believed. I held unnecessary grudges that tricked my mind into thinking the world was against me. I let my mind get the best of me, my self-esteem defeat me, and that led to me to spiral out of control into a self-destructive lifestyle that I never saw coming.
I partied way too much trying to fill a void with drinking that turned into a vicious cycle of masking the void for a night until I woke up the next morning with more regret and pain. I developed an eating disorder that destroyed my world for YEARS. I couldn't accept myself so I looked for acceptance from others. I burned bridges and hurt people I love; never really realizing how much that would affect me. I had more close calls with the law and even death than I’d like to think about, and even after I had joined the Army, I really wasn’t going anywhere in life.
I was a single mother with no direction, and the stress of it all was more than I thought I could bare. I remember the night I fell to my knees, the night tears flowed from my eyes without signs of stopping while I begged God to help me. That is when things started to change. I looked at life differently. I began to have hope, and I began to want to make the necessary changes I needed to so I could make sure my future life was one worth living for me and for Aidan.
I was once ashamed of my past but I’ve learned that my past does NOT define me. God has turned my scars into STARS. I have the present to work with, and my future is what I make it. I want to use it as a way to help others and as fuel for my focus to propel me forward.
- I started and FINISHED school
- I met the man who is beyond my wildest dreams (once I stopped looking)
- and after a brief hesitation, I became a Beachbody coach
All of which contribute to the positive life I am living now. I thank God daily for leading me in the direction I am in now and for the Beachbody opportunity because I have finally found my PURPOSE and I have finally found PEACE through helping others while also improving myself.
I do not have any special traits, training or experience for what I do. What I do have is no fear of dreaming BIG, passion, determination, and a willingness to do what it takes to live the vision I have for our family.
I shared this to show you that no matter what you have done; God’s plan is BIGGER than your mistakes. You can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will always prevail (Proverbs 19:21) Don’t give up! “You can’t change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight” – Jim Rohn - Your future will be so worth it!
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