Overcome the notion that you must be regular. It robs you of the chance to be extraordinary. - Uta Hagen
My mother worked as a teacher, later a principal, and I grew up surrounded by the public school system and all things education. At the end of every summer my brother and I would help her set up her classroom for the next school year. I was a natural at school; earning excellent grades but not studying my life away. I became a music teacher because it came easily to me. Education and music were two of my passions, so it seemed like a logical career choice.
Natural. Easy. Logical. These are not the words that move me. In fact, they do nothing for me. These words do not speak to me and certainly do not rattle me to the core. After four years as an Elementary Music Specialist in Austin, TX, I realized I was settling. I was playing it safe.
Since beginning this amazing journey a few years ago, I have done every possible thing to improve my life and become the best version of myself. Within this past two years, I fell so deeply in love with health and fitness and began coaching part time at Beyond Fit. I wanted to be there all the time. Motivating others to reach their goals and pushing them to do things they never thought they could before resonated so deeply with me and in a way like nothing else has before. Transitioning to coaching full time was always a part of the plan, but I did not know when would be the right time.
I spent some time in reflection and thought about when the best time would be. How could I stay in a teaching job that no longer fed my soul or touched my heart? How could I live my best life when I was so unhappy with how I was spending my days? How could I be an effective coach (what I really loved) if I was not brave enough to go after all that I wanted? I could not continue on that path. I refused to do so. I held the power and decided that now is the right time. There is no special invitation. You have to step up when the opportunity presents itself. Earlier this year, I said I would live with purpose and intention. I need to follow through and do just that.
I believe in better; a better job and a better life. I believe in the best version of myself; to share with my family, friends, and the rest of world. I want to inspire and motivate other people every day. I want to encourage them to reach all of their health and fitness goals and to go out and live their best life. The work we do in the gym permeates into all aspects of life and I want to show my clients how great life can be. I know that I am destined for greatness in is world. I have had a taste of my new life and I am hungry for more.