I had to move away from my parent's warm comfy home, up-rooting my life to be in this career. The money wasn't the greatest at my first "career" job, in fact I made peanuts. I literally think I had enough money to buy A PEANUT! My parents had helped me with my rent and gas and I had just enough money to buy groceries. I did this for 6 months to be at the bottom of the cesspool so that maybe it could be a stepping stone to very prominent and successful career.
What actually ended up happening was something completely and totally different. I got ENGAGED!
At the tender age of 23, after my then boyfriend had proposed and my grandfather had passed away, I decided I needed to be home to 1. be with family and 2. MAKE SOME MONEY to pay for a wedding and put a down payment on a home, because isn't that what young couples do?
After my wedding I got a call from a radio station outside of my curretn city (way outside) looking for someone to come work there (did i mention my "career" was in radio?) but I had decided I needed to be close to home and declined the offer. First off, I was newly married and so in love. I wasn't about to leave my husband behind or ask him to give up his budding career since he would be the main bread winner. Second I needed to have a stable job, I had a new house and I thought this "career" could wait a little longer, couldn't it?
Turns out there was another plan in the works for me, two little hands and two little feet. So at the ever so un-tender age of 25, I became pregnant with my first child, not young by any means, but young enough to pause my cut-throat-be-as-young-as-you-can "career" indefinitely, especially since not even a year and a half after baby one was born, baby two decided to sneak on in.
As the years got on, things changed. My priorities changed, my family changed, my loves had changed but one thing stayed the same. MY PASSION! I had a passion. I can say my family and make you all gush, but it is HEALTH! Maybe it was my Obsessive Compulsive Obsession with not getting sick, I mean really sick. Or my want to look healthy and be happy with my releflection. But I LOVED anything that had to do with fitness and nutrition. I was always reading magazines, going through books, learning anything and everything I could. I still do. There is so much to know and so many things that come out daily about nutriton, nutrients, cholesterol, vitamins, fitness. The list is endless, the information is endless. I poured all of my extra energy in this that it became my unofficial unpaying career.
And then one day, many, many, many years later, it came to me like a pinging light bulb! I could do this! I could help the hundreds of people that ask me how I do it. I could tell people, "It's going to be ok!"
It starts with one step in the right direction, and that step will lead you to another and another and another.
The point is, DON'T have any regrets and it's never too late!
It's never too late to get on that horse and start your journey toward the person YOU want to be. You are in control of your own life and your own destiny.
This is your life, live it for you! Be healthy, be active and LIVE!