Funny where life takes you when you let it....(that's key...letting it!)
Went from being an extremely shy, face-in-a-book, let-me-go-out-in-the-backyard-to-dig-for-fossils, don't-call-attention-to-me child & teenager, to a sales/marketing manager for a local builder during most of my 20's! It was my love of helping people combined with knowing how happy I was in my childhood home, that led me to sucking in my fear of sales & helping others find a home.
During that life-transforming experience, an unhappy relationship forced me to take better care of myself so that I'd at least feel PHYSICALLY happier! That woke up the passion in me for health & nutrition...which has never gone away & has done nothing but increase over the years. I actually keep two different binders labeled "Energy" and "Courage", where I collect articles, quotes, pictures, and bits of info on health/wellness/nutrition that interest me!
So, you can see the pattern, I was slowly (albeit unconsciously....as I didn't know of Law of Attraction or intending yet!) figuring things out :-). Well, near the end of my 8 yr stint in sales, I decided to have a side job that would be completely different from what I was doing currently...something that would combine my love of helping people with my interest in overall health....and one day driving to work, massage therapy popped in my head! Now, 8 yrs ago it wasn't quite as popular in Cincinnati as it is now, and I knew that on top of that, it would be a huge financial & time-consuming commitment....but my gut was screaming at me to do it, so off I went! Despite the long evening classes, and juggling work with studying anatomy for hours upon hours, it was one of the best experiences of my life. I kept my sales job for the first 3 years after receiving my massage license (doing massage only part time), but when my gut screamed at me again to do massage full time...I decided to buck convention, my fears of completely switching careers, the worries of my family, and follow my intuitions lead!
So here I am 4 yrs after making the switch, grateful for every minute despite the physical task of such a career, for every person I've had the opportunity to make feel better, for every inspiring story I've heard (I call them "table confessionals"!), and for the fact that doing this forced me take care of myself even more than before!! Not only with exercise, but with nutrition (working long hours with very few breaks made me start cooking more at home & finding tasty concoctions that wouldn't take much time to make or eat at work!), taking time for myself, learning my limits, and about energy (as I couldn't figure out why I felt drained even if I only did two massages).
However, in doing more of this recent growing & learning, I came to realize that doing massage full time was not only too physically wearing, but that I strongly felt the need to do more with my passion of overall wellness. It was then that I came across The Secret this time last year, which led me other books on the subject, which led me to the PI website this spring, which led me to you guys a couple weeks ago!!
Whereas my decisions on previous life path choices was like intution tapping me on the shoulder (mind you strongly....I think I had bruises for awhile), coming upon Forever Green/Provibrant was more like DING, DING, DING, "What do we have for her Johnny?!?". Everything about the Bodhi group & Forever Green fits my interests, beliefs, and passions...pretty good mesh, huh?
Some people would be daunted about the whole Network Marketing setup, but it hasn't even fazed me because the whole idea of the company is about helping each other succeed, sharing, continuous training, positive uplifting people, and of course a phenomenal product! Why wouldn't you want to be involved with such a venture??? It's yet another new path, so of course it's scary, but fun-scary....like climbing the first hill of that rollar coaster, and then the relief & exhilaration after going over it & hanging on for the rest of the ride!
Ok...enough of the big-time life story (dramatic Secret music playing in the background)...and on to some fun stuff (the music is now Bob Marley)! Can't get enough of: dancing, music of all kinds, great food & wine (although a Corona on the beach would be just fine thank you!), time with my man, the beach & ocean, warm weather (with fall being a close second), movies, hangin with my family & bff, running, reading/writing, STARTNG MY NEW BUSINESS-woo hoo!, and seeing what else life has in store!!
Your story is inspiring and your pictures are beautiful. Thank you for sharing them with us. I love looking at other peoples pictures-I guess I just really love to see people smile. Long story short.. : ) I just had my mother in law visit for three weeks from Greece and I was telling her how shy I am. She looked at me and said -you're not shy, You have a smile for everyone! She's right, I do have a smile for everyone because I love to see them smile back. It's when they want to engage me in a conversation that I want to hide! : ) Joining ForeverGreen (and-don't ask me how but having the most outgoing 14 year old socialite in town!) is changing everything. I wish you much success in whatever direction life takes you!!