In late 2016, I decided I was tired of living my life feeling overwhelmed, flustered and filled with anxiety. I decided it was time to do a full reset again. But first, I had to figure out what made me really happy. What were my passions? What did I want to do versus what others expected me to do? And most importantly, I had to get my health in order, set boundaries and take time to practice self-care.
Over the next few months, I went through a major lifestyle change which included implementing a morning routine that allowed myself to get centered before logging into work or social media. I also started drinking a gallon or more of water a day, started meal prepping to make sure I was eating at least 4-5 protein packed meals, and exercising 4-5 times a week. Dedicating more time to my overall health resulted in a significant change in my mood, energy and productivity.
I also decided to pick up a few hobbies outside of work to balance my days, including training and competing in NPC Bikini Fitness Competitions which I won numerous trophies for and eventually earned my pro card. Not only did I prove I could do anything I put my mind to, I walked away a better, healthier version of myself with a renewed sense of clarity. It made me realize that when you continue to pursue your passions and things that you enjoy, you don’t have to chase purpose.
Purpose will find you.
As a result of spending more time loving myself a little more, creating balance in my life and chasing my passions, I became a better business woman and was able to create content that was more intentional and fulfilling. My followers and website readers also became inspired by my lifestyle change and started leading healthier lives while using my social media and blog posts as motivation. The content I was producing was no longer considered junk food, I was providing the vitamin that women needed. And it was then that I knew that my purpose was to continue to share my story and help other career-oriented women to become the best versions of themselves.