😨Real vulnerable talk: I am Ecuadorian, and maybe because of how I was raised I always felt the pressure to excel in my academics and be that lawyer, that engineer or that doctor. I tricked myself into believing that, THAT was the only path to succeed. To be someone. But what about my inner passions? That feeling that as cliche as it might sound “makes you wake up in the morning” For me that calling I find it in sports and creativity. I did study law, became a lawyer and I’m eternally grateful for all the knowledge I gained, nevertheless when you are not whole you just know. I new I had to be honest with myself and packed my bags moved to Switzerland and embarked in a masters in Sports Administration and Techlogy @aists_sport even got the scholarship of ‘future woman leader in sports’ —The change was scary, and it has brought me to a new continent and a new life. I won’t say that it has been easy, actually it has been harder than some 100km+ races I’ve been in! But I will say it has been worth it. Why? After having a lot of tough conversations with myself I realized that I have to be AUTHENTIC, TRUE and BRAVE. Authentic: Yes, I want to work in sports even if it’s not the “classic lawyer type” career my parents might have dreamt for me; it makes me happy. TRUE: I have to get rid of my own biases and know that working with LOVE, yes LOVE; will make you succeed and will give you a purpose as you will touch peoples life’s...and BRAVE: because my journey has just started and god knows that I’m scared, but replacing that with excitement. .
We all come from different backgrounds and might have preset believes of what success is; but what I can tell you from the bottom of my heart is that you’ll never be happy if you’re not YOURSELF, your AUTHENTIC, TRUE, BRAVE self, so leave fear behind, because honey, there’s only one life and we might as well risk it all. Like Lois says: no risk no gain! 🤩@lois_masson