photoSo I believe that sometimes confessions are a great stress reliever. Whenever you harbor something inside, it usually eats you up and tears you to shreds. Too much thinking and not enough doing is suicide for the soul.

My voyage to escape from corporate captive, started when I was laid off at the first of the year. I started looking for a job right away, because that’s what I HAD to do, right? WRONG. I went on an interview that changed my life. I call it “Interview With the Asshole”. Never in my life have I felt so degraded and small leaving an interview. This guy fucked my shit up but at the same time, he gave me the motivation I needed to get where I am today.

I started my journey towards finding myself, discovering my passions and living my dreams. I was so freaking psycho about it, that I was able to create something out of nothing in just a couple of months. You NEED to be OBSESSED with what you are doing, because if you’re not, then you will never reach the full potential of your goals.

Since I can remember, I was always told by someone how beautiful I was. But being the humble (and possibly insecure) person that I was I never took it to heart. I was told on several occasions in my adult life that I should use my looks to get what I want in life. But that’s not me, it never was and it never will be. Because I’m so much more than a moderately attractive face. I knew I had inner beauty, brains, compassion and drive, among other things. It took me a while to realize my potential, so that’s why my passion is helping others to stop struggling and get down to the nitty gritty of their habits, their passions and their dreams.

So back to my confession… I want to admit that I upon my expedition I was highly stressed due to my anxiety of going Against the Grain (title of my new book, by the way) and doing what everyone told me I could not or should not do. I shunned the people that loved me most and I let people who meant nothing influence me. I guess it was a moment of weakness for me.

I learned a lot, and I mean A LOT in the last few weeks and although it’s easy to see it as a weakness, it can only make me stronger, more motivated and more compassionate. I wanted to share my story to let everyone know, that no matter what it appears like on the outside, we are ALL fighting our own battles. The only way to persist past that is to consistently give love and encouragement.

So this was my first official blog post, and I’m sure it was all over the place, but I just wanted to give you a baseline for my future posts. I hope to be more concrete and helpful in the future. I was willing to be a little vulnerable this time around because I want you to know that I’m just like you….

So what’s your confession. Got something you want to get off your chest? Drop me a line and we can chat about it. We can have a glass of wine over it, or I can just be a shoulder you need. I’m a great listener 🙂