I was a highschool teacher. I always did what I was told growing up, following what my parents wanted me to do.
I had no clue who I was, what I was interested in or what I wanted to do.
I didn’t think I was good enough to be what I thought I wanted to be. It took me until my 30s to figure out who I am as an individual. I loved teaching, but I was struggling financially, leaning on my parents, and working 70-80 hours a week.
I was a workaholic. When my daughter was born, I left my job and in that moment I didn’t believe I could have a career and be a good mom. But it spurred a journey of self-discovery, to find who I am in the world and who I want to be. I started questioning everything I’d been told by society, and that was deeply challenging for me.
I learned how to re-wire my brain, letting go of what I was taught. I decided to take coaching certification because of what I knew it would teach me about myself - and I knew this was a way I could help people. I’ve been pioneering my own path, the opposite of what my parents told me I was supposed to do, and I’m now ok with doing what I’m meant to do in the world. I live the way I want to live and break myself free from the box I used to live in.