If you told me 5 years ago I'd be living in France for two months, sniffing lavender at a market on the French Rivera, and working at a cooking school run out of Julia Child's house...I'd have told you to fuck off. That's just a pipe dream. I'm too busy to take vacations. I don't even have time to leave my desk to heat up my Lean Cuisine. And I'd be too worried about getting fat to enjoy it.
I've been on a decade-long journey of healing, personal transformation, re-creating my life, and coming home to my curves, my voice, and my magic.
It's not been an easy journey, but I knew the life I was living wasn't working - from a job that was quite literally killing me with stress to feeling miserable in my body, perpetually lonely and lost without a sense of purpose or passion - I got committed to experiencing a life that truly lights me up.
I went from self-loathing to self-loving, from lost to passionately purposeful, from co-dependent to independent, from insecure to confident, from hating my body to rocking my curves in a bikini and in the bedroom, from burned-out to thriving (nearly!), from stuck in a cubicle job to running a business with the freedom to work from anywhere (France, the UK, Canada so far), and more importantly, to figuring out what really does help me thrive - mind, body, heart, and soul - and having the courage to really live my best damn life.
I have abundant wealth in the form of time and freedom, and love.
As women in this world, we get a lot of messages that we aren't allowed to have the life, love, and pleasure we desire until we reach a goal weight, have a perfect body, perfect job, or perfect life.
I'm calling bullshit on that and saying fuck the rules - let's find our happy NOW. And then let's get into our power and change the world.
Too many women are stuck living lives that leave them wanting. Waiting for the perfect body to give them permission to feel free and happy.
What would it look like to find your happy?
It can look like finding freedom from overwhealm and creating a life you don't need a vacation from.
It can look like healing your relationship with yourself so you can be a better friend, mom or lover.
It can look like finding that ever so elusive feeling of work/life balance
It can look like having the courage to go on more outdoor or travel adventures
It can look like having more time to spend with friends and family, and show up in a way that lights them up too.
What do you desire? What are you really hungry for?