A few years ago I started to feel restless. The cooking-cleaning-grocery-errand-laundry-chauffeur-cycle of my daily life was becoming repetitive and mundane. Simple things that once brought me joy no longer had the same effect.
Looking back, I had gone from college to career to husband to children in one decade, and it was fun and fulfilling and full of growth. In the next decade, I left my career and became a stay-at-home mom. I learned to cook, took up photography, moved across the country 3 times in 5 years, learned to live in new cities, decorated a few houses and soaked up all of the moments with my babies when they were little and at home with me all day. I loved that decade of life. For the first time ever, I was content and not striving for the next thing, yet I was learning and growing in so many ways. I had everything I ever wanted.
Fast forward, and my kids are in the tween/teen stage. They need me, but in different ways now. Being a mom is still my number one priority, but it is no longer all-consuming. We’re settled in California, and we’ve been here for 7+ years, which is the longest I've lived in any one place since I was a child. I’m happy and life is really good, but I’m no longer content. I’m no longer growing at the rapid pace I desire.
Thus began my search for a deeper meaning in my life - my “why” that would propel me into the second half of life and make the hard work of busting out of my comfort zone worth it. I started by getting curious. I joined Rachel Hollis’ Last 90 Day Challenge, which led me to her book “Girl Wash Your Face.” I didn’t just read the book; I used it as a workbook and applied each chapter to my life. I felt the concept that I was "made for more" in my bones, and I was hungry for it. I started taking in new content from people like Ed Mylett and Brooke Castillo. I started paying attention to my life and the things that gave me energy. I started taking steps forward without knowing exactly where I was headed but with faith I would figure it out. I attended my first Tony Robbins event and 8 months later attended my second event, which impacted me in ways I never could have dreamed. I found myself, and I found my "why" - serving you.
Bachelor of Science
Class of 1999
Procter & Gamble
The Life Coach School
The Life Coach School
Tara's Canvas Coaching