I finally decided to make the leap and start a “public” blog. It seemed like a good time, since I just recently decided to become a health and wellness coach and I might as well jump into everything all at once, right?
Over the last few months, I had a bit of a hiatus from real life and had serious wanderlust, and even had some time to really think about what I want out of my life. I’ve been so busy over the last few years with finish my degrees, travel nursing, wedding planning, getting married, buying and selling houses, moving, working, traveling, and becoming a mom, that I got caught up in the whirlwind and didn’t really think about what I want life to look like in the future.
Or maybe I had thought about it, but that changed when I had a baby.
Before, I was a workaholic. I worked close to 60 hours a week, every single week, because I was paying for college and still wanted to have money to travel. But that was fine. I could fit the gym in during my free time. I could stay up late. I could sleep in if I needed to. It was just a different life.
But now I’ve been wondering how I can actually have the life that I want to live, which consists of a flexible work schedule, plenty of time with my husband and kid(s) when I want it but the ability to have some alone time when I need it, and enough travel to fulfill my soul.
And so that led to my decision to become a health and wellness coach. I struggled with the decision a little because I’ve chosen to take an avenue where I felt that I would be lacking in autonomy. That’s not really how it is though. Instead, I have tools to use that have already been created, and I’m backed by a multimillion dollar business. I can make this business into whatever I want! I can still use my years of nutrition research to help clients change their bodies. I can help change their lives and I have the ability to give them workout plans over the internet, because I have access to hundreds of workout videos.
I’ve told Jon for the longest time that I want to get into the prevention of illnesses and not the treatment of illnesses. Almost 70% of the United States is overweight, and there is not a doubt in my mind that that statistic can be attributed to the food produced in the United States and the lack of activity happening all over the country. I want to help people change their lives! I want to help people get healthy and to help them feel good about who they are. I plan on taking a “slow and steady wins the race” approach to my health and wellness coaching and I may not ever be drowning in clients, but it’s not all about that for me. I’m passionate about health and about helping people make changes, so I’ll be honored if even one person lets me help them out.
I’m not sure if this business will turn into the answer to my financial freedom, where I can travel when I want to but still have plenty of free time with my kids, but it could be. My coach who is teaching me her ways makes over $8,000 a week. That’s obviously enough to live quite the life, but there is so much more to it than just the money for me. Regardless of where coaching takes me, I’m pretty thankful for the opportunity to do what I love in any capacity!