What a year it’s been! This year I have evolved and grown more than ever before.
When I turned 34 I was struggling. My anxiety was through the roof, holding down a full time salary job, working well over 40 hours per week – while trying to take care of myself, my home responsibilities & my family. I was drowning. I was miserable & no longer passionate about the work I was doing day to day. But I felt like that’s what I SHOULD be doing. Working the Monday through Friday job, providing the salary, and the benefits my family “needed”. But what my family really needed was a happy wife and mom.
Late November 2018 I started a fitness challenge. Something I thought may help me lose the extra 17+ pounds I was carrying around. I got so much more than that. We started working on mindset, nutrition and daily routines. This was the start to my self development journey. A few months in, my husband and I sat down and talked – we decided the best thing for me would be to leave my job and focus on myself and my family. I did just that.
I got focused – I was reading, working out, spending more time with my kids – my family. I truly am thankful for the struggles I went through that brought me to the life I am living today. I am continuing to work on self development, and I am on a mission to be my best self. I know not everyone has or wants the opportunity to leave a career and transition to being a stay at home parent, but as Maya Angelou said “if you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude”.