Looking back at 2018 with a full heart. I am so grateful and blessed.
Another year of learning and growing.
But life wouldn’t be life without the highs and lows, the ebbs and flows, that’s the of beauty it all!
⬆️Became a Fitness & Lifestyle Coach
⬇️Lost our dog, Rudy
⬇️Experienced family health scares
⬆️Became a contributor writer for Thrive Global
⬆️Won my first bikini fitness competition
⬇️Lost my cat, William Drake – my best friend!
⬆️Experienced the loss of friends & relationships
⬆️Traveled with family and friends – California, New York, Florida, Pennsylvania, Canada, France, Italy
⬆️Guest Speaker at Motion Picture Television Fun
⬇️Nearly lost my mother (again)
⬆️Became a contributor writer for Huffington Post
⬆️Featured in the I Am Bold. I Rise Campaign – empowering women
⬆️Guest Speaker on Podcasts
⬇️Experienced the loss of loved ones
⬆️Finished my memoir – my most accomplished piece, a labor of love ❤️
All too often we focus on what has happened to us – the downs, and negatives of life that we fail to see the positives, wins, gains, and successes of how life is actually happening for us – preparing us for our greater purpose.
Given my life, past struggles and experiences, all of which are in my book, I could easily choose to focus on the lifetime of negatives, losses, and pain and chalk it up, saying life sucks and continue living a miserable existence…
Or, I choose to be grateful for it all, which I am.
Even in the darkest of times, we must trust and know that our mess is our message and our pain is our purpose.
My biggest takeaway this year is to continue growing personally, professionally, and spiritually while finding “self” along the way. The journey of self-discovery is never-ending.
Life is absolutely beautiful!
Through it all, I’ve learned to be patient, persistent, and trust in the Lord for he has a plan and purpose – my purpose.
2019, I’m so ready for everything you have in store for me. I am prepared and welcoming you with the fullest heart!