What you see:
Someone getting up in front of hundreds at a motivational speaking event to share her story.
What you can’t see:
Someone that has battled anxiety for most of her life. Someone who avoided many events and opportunities because of this. Someone who has been off and on several different medications to help with said anxiety. Someone who never in a million years imagined agreeing to get up on a stage to speak publicly to such a large audience.
Someone who felt like she lost herself in her motherhood role and experienced a whole new level of anxiety. Someone who, once a mother, realized that a lot of the anxiety she experienced in her life was due to chasing unrealistic perfection. Because, let’s face it, motherhood is an inevitable way of showing someone that perfection is impossible and frankly irrelevant. A mother who yearned for more, for something different, but felt guilty for feeling that way.
Someone who decided enough was enough and vowed to take control of her life. Someone who realized that if she wanted change, then something had to change.
Someone who thought she was “too above” and “too busy” for unconventional opportunities. Someone who once cared way too much about what other people thought of her.
Someone who is immensely thankful that she believed in herself, faced her anxiety head on and jumped into opportunities that continue to change her life. Someone who continues to become comfortable with getting uncomfortable.
Someone who wants to show her children that they shouldn’t settle; but instead encourage them to embrace who they are, imperfections and all, go after what they want and to enjoy the journey along the way.
Someone who strongly believes that the absolute best part of the opportunity she continues to share with others is the personal development she herself is experiencing. Someone who loves helping others achieve more in their own lives. Someone who believes everyone should embrace their own imperfectly perfect story.
Someone who is darn proud of how far she has come.
My favorite part of stepping out of my comfort zone and being a part of this speaking event was listening to others share THEIR stories. These beautiful forces of nature in the picture above let us in to view parts of their souls; uplifting and empowering so many in doing so. They showed me how beautiful vulnerability truly is and how owning your own personal journey is so incredibly powerful and cathartic.
I want to thank each and every one of you that has supported me; whether that has been through words of encouragement, “likes and shares,” becoming one of my loyal customers, joining me in business or just following along on my journey.
We all have our own battles, our own struggles and our own stories to share. Whatever role you have played in mine, I truly appreciate you.
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