Almost 10 years ago, my life came to a screeching halt. It all started the morning of my 35th birthday. I woke up and thought to myself– what if this is my life 10 years from now? I was weighed down by an extra 100+ lbs. on my body, estranged from my friends and family, teetering on personal bankruptcy and my home’s foreclosure, diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and no less — suffocating in a marriage that felt more like an anchor tying me to my misery than helping me climb my way out.
It seemed like for most of my adulthood up until that point, I was uncomfortable in the truths of my life, paralyzed by the choices I made when I was young. I had seemingly traded my freedom, my spirit, my me . . . for the vows of unconditional love. And yet, I had never even given myself a chance to know me or to know how to honor the me that knew the right path.
On my birthday, I made a promise to myself— no more living on the peripheral of life. No more living on the sidelines and watching my life pass by me. No more staying small in the hopes that it would keep me safe. The fear of the unknown was no longer greater than the fear of staying in this life.
So, what did I do? I evicted myself from my own life. I took the contents of my life just like they were one of those fancy designer bags weighing 20+ lbs and dumped it upside down and shook the bag empty.
I poured all of my energy into the messy heap in front of me and in the course of 2 years, I found myself 100 lbs. lighter with a reversed medical diagnosis, a slow repair of my finances, a new blossoming career and tiredly dis-entangled (aka divorced).
And here’s the thing . . . it was the best thing that ever happened to me. It woke me up and brought me here to you.
I live by a new mantra now . . . Live. Life. Boldly. It’s scary and exhilarating all swirled together in a fantastic adventure.
And the best part, I LOVE my messy life and I want to help you live in the same fashion—whatever that means for you.
If nothing else after reading this, ask yourself this . . . what would I do if I weren’t afraid?
I would love to hear the answer to that question.
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MBI Cert LogoStacey is a certified Martha Beck life coach, trainer and speaker. She holds a Master’s degree in Education and a professional certification in Human Resources.
Over the course of almost 20 years, Stacey has blended teaching tools with personal and professional development strategies to help individuals and organizations be the best versions of themselves.
Not afraid to think creatively when a challenge arises, Stacey mixes best practices with personal insight to help her clients live the lives they were meant to.
In her free time, Stacey loves to read, take long nature walks with her dog and spend time baking for her friends and family. More than anything, Stacey loves the beach and a raging bonfire with s’mores, of course!