“Some days it storms, some days it shines. This is how flowers grow” – Mazadohta
It has been quite a while since I have written on my blog. What have I been up to since then ? Well for starters, I moved across the country, bought a new home, will become a mom this February, and have traded in my regular 9-5 for managing boutique fitness studios. I would have never thought in a million years that I would be on the brink of starting all over again, when I was under the impression that I had everything figured out.
Upon my arrival in my new home in Alabama, I had no job prospects, no friends, and started my journey living in a hotel with my husband which was paid for my his work since we moved here due to his work promotion. Day after day for 3 weeks he would leave for work, and I would hit the pool with Koby (my dog) searching for a job opportunity. I spent hours upon hours replying to job postings. On day #13 I stumbled on a Sales Rep job for a fitness boutique that was very under my pay grade, but looked to have flexible hours and offered a free membership. I had no intention of ever accepting this role if offered it, but received a call 2 days later for an interview. I was hesitant to go in this direction for a career, and had to do some serious soul searching to see if I had the strength to start my career all over again. Here I was new in town, unemployed, and 16 weeks pregnant what was a girl to do? Well, I took the job- as crazy as it sounds, I declined two other offers, and took a chance on myself. Every day that I went to work, I did my “small” job to the best of my ability, I pitched marketing ideas, made membership sales, and to my suprise, 5 weeks later was offered a managerial position over 3 stores.
I wish I could tell everyone that I had this all planned out, or that I even knew which direction that I was going in right now. What I can say is that I have found what my heart truly loves. I love the fact that I get to trade in my business casual attire for a pair of Lululemon leggings and gym shoes, I love the fact that I see people come in every day and make a commitment to change the way that they live, I love that I have the opportunity to watch not only their pounds disappear, but their inhibitions and fears as well. This is a feeling that I can truly not describe. After speaking with my husband about what I had been feeling, and how watching others change has truly changed me, I enrolled in a Health & Wellness Coaching Program through AFPA. My new journey to create a secondary venture starts today, and I couldn’t be more excited that I have the oppurtunity to help others as an occupation.
I am interested in hearing more from current Health and Wellness Coaches, and eventually taking on clients of my own. Follow me on my new journey to create FindingtheHappyHour Health & Wellness, and feel free to pitch in with any words of wisdom or guidance.
Cheers to us!