My life has not been “conventional.” I did go to college, it took me awhile to graduate, and it took me a year to find part-time work in my field of interest, environmental science, which became environmental consulting.
I thought I’d spend my life doing it, it’d be my “career.” That was the point, right? To settle down, build a life, and stay with the company forever. Well that little scenario didn’t happen, and I found that I had four employers in the span of 7 years. I certainly wasn’t happy, and when the temporary position I had ended, I was actually relieved.
So, I went back to the retail job I had since high school, started dogsitting, and started working my Arbonne business.
I realized a few months ago that I am not meant to live a “conventional” life, and that is a valid life choice. I have too many passions, outlets, and love for others to have it pigeon-holed into one category for the rest of my life. I love photography and to write; I am in love with helping people and empowering them, and I am obsessed with teaching paddling to everyone I meet.
This is my path, my destiny, my journey, and I have chosen to live my life this way. I have also taken responsibility for it, and that has changed everything in my life. My mindset, my purpose, and my belief in myself have all come from this realization that my life choice is okay. Better than okay, it is mine. I own that decision. It may be messy and chaotic, but I love every minute of it. I love the flexibility I have in my life, and the time freedom to pursue all the things I am passionate about.
My life choice has led to me to the most amazing, empowering people I could have ever met. I have the best friends and support system that I never would have fathomed being in my life. I have surrounded myself with people who respect me, and who empower me to be better.