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Go Confidently

April 12, 2018

Several years ago, I was finding my footing. I had left the life I knew and was in transition in so many ways. So much had been torn down and though there was peace in the wreckage, no buzz of reconstruction, I knew it was time to move forward.

I was working at Lululemon, a single, divorced mom of two little dudes. Things were peaceful but the weight of the future was weighing heavily on me. As an added bonus, one of the demons I was trying to outrun landed heavily in the camp of Eating Disorders and I knew my time in the fitness industry needed to meet with a swift end.

(Credit: Riky Hanlan @Walden Pond)

At the time, I was in charge of picking quotes for our store sign and this one has always been one of my favorites. It felt like a charge and I accepted it. I left the store, that summer, and began applying for grad school. I also made some changes to my first drug of choice (see: Eating Disorder). There was so much fear in leaving that safety blanket behind.

Here I am, two years later, living that dream, halfway through my program. So often, we read about bravery and risk, not believing that we are capable of doing the things we read about in stories.

The world is big and loud and scary, sometimes, but if we risk nothing, we change nothing.

Today, I am grounded in a different chaos but it’s a chaos that is moving me forward toward health and peace. Thank you to everyone who saw me through that change and thank you to those who do so on a regular basis.

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