Straight outta the early 90s 🤓 ➡️ now (2018)... I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say that my hair style and fashion sense have both slightly improved over the last 20 years 😝! In all seriousness though, I want to talk about my internal transformation over the last 2 decades.
Growing up, I was very blessed—I had great parents and every opportunity to succeed in school, sports, and extracurricular activities. I worked hard and succeeded at most things I did—I always had to be the best. Student body president, valedictorian, captain of the tennis team, etc.
I always had a smile on my face and felt like I had to prove to everyone that I had everything together.
It wasn’t until college that I truly remember experiencing both rejection and failure for the first time... they were both hard for me to deal with—hard being a HUGE understatement 😣. I found myself back at my parents’ house, divorced, severely underweight from an eating disorder, and failing a few college classes. I felt like the biggest loser and failure of the century.
I stand her today, remarried to a wonderful man, with my college degree, an amazing job, and a love for health/fitness... not saying “look at me, I have my whole life together” (because I DO NOT at all!! haha), but more so saying that those experiences of rejection and failure have truly shaped me into the person I am today.
The way we react to our adversities can literally change the course of our life.
Don’t ever underestimate your strength or define yourself by your trials... you are so much more than that!! Xoxo ❤️😘❤️
Salt Lake City, Utah