“Never compromise on a dream. Always compromise on how it will come true.”
– Mike Dooley
Today I am living a beautiful life in the mountains outside Boulder, Colorado where I balance my corporate career with being a mom to 2 amazing daughters, a wife to my childhood sweetheart and a thriving personal coaching business where I help other professional women uncover the time, money and health needed to lead their best life. I’m a sucker for a glass of Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc and self-development podcasts, and my happy place is somewhere among the trees of the Rocky Mountains with my family dreaming of ways I can help women live the life they’re supposed to live – not just survive the one they have.
If someone told me 10 years ago I’d be living the life I have today, I would have said they were crazy.
I was a new mom, knee-deep in diaper bags, computer bags and don’t even get me started on the bags under my eyes! Truthfully, I barely remember a lot of those days. I had this crazy idea that I could keep going at the insane pace of my corporate life, and still be an ever-present mama and wife. It was my first dose of learning that all those things we were told as kids, like “You can have it all and be whatever you want!” sounded more and more like a myth.
But I didn’t know anything else, and for years I kept trying to shove a square peg into a round hole. Along the way, I had another baby, received promotions, traveled a ton away from my family, and completely forgot to take care of myself. After everyone else got what they needed, I just didn’t have the energy for me anymore. And so I resigned myself to living a life of compromise. I never really felt like I was doing a great job as a wife, a mom, a corporate leader, a sister, a daughter….you name it, I was half-assing the whole thing just to survive.
And then one day I found myself in completely new territory: I was fired from my job (the one I had poured my heart and soul into). I had no idea what I was going to do. Everything I thought I knew disappeared in a 5-minute conversation. Little did I know that losing my job would be the best thing that ever happened to me, and my one-way ticket to discovering what I really wanted. The minute I stopped putting all my effort into finding the perfect job and started putting my energy toward living the life I truly wanted, my life completely transformed.
Are you ready…
To start living the life you’re supposed to rather than surviving the one you have?