For years and years, I had it drilled in my head the only way to sustain a real income and be truly “successful” was to find myself in a career in the health field. So in my head, I had 2 options…
I could either become a nurse or a doctor, I chose the doctor route.
I went to our local community college and took all of the pre-medicine prerequisites and would later go on to get my biomedical science degree. In the midst of this, I got pregnant with my first daughter. I knew I wanted natural childbirth so I started researching everything. I learned the ins, the outs. Hospital vs birth center vs home birth. My birthing plan was a mile long and I was sure that everyone thought it was hysterical.
I did get my natural childbirth. I chose the hospital for my first for the “just in case” and I hated every second of the hospital experience. At that moment, I knew becoming a doctor was not for me. I didn’t want to be that doctor pushing a c-section on anyone, practicing what I don’t preach at home. We are a natural, non-toxic living, organic home. So I went on and got my nursing degree.
It was hard… really hard… so hard. Especially having an infant at home. But I did it, got the job, did the job and was surviving. I hated every single second of it. I dreaded going into work. I dreaded walking into every patient’s room. It really did not take long for me to realize that I am fulfilling my life’s purpose. But I continued and did it anyway….to please everyone. To please my husband. I was scared to disappoint anyone.
Finally early 2018, I was scrolling Instagram and saw an ad for the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Right away, I filled out the form to get more information. I knew this would be more money, more student debt, and the unknown if I could turn that passion into an income. It took me 6 months going back and forth with it. Looking at it daily. Dreaming on it. Praying on it.
Finally, in October, I said yes! I signed and did it. And I have never been so happy in my entire life. I do what I love on a daily basis right from my home computer. I share my love and passion for wellness. I hold the hands of so many women on their battle of emotional eating, I help guide those dealing with gut health issues, I help postpartum women get their spark back and love their new body. There is so much fire in what I do and for the first time in my life, I have a purpose, this is why God put me here. This is what my heart desires and there is nothing I’d rather be doing.
Do what you are called for. Do what your heart aches for. Trust God. Trust your intuition and let it take the wheel. I promise you won’t be disappointed.