Growing up, I never really knew what I “wanted to be.” When asked in Kindergarten, I said I wanted to be an Astronaut. By Third Grade it changed to a teacher, and Sixth Grade it was a Doctor. During High School I realized that I really had no idea what I wanted to be, I just knew it had to be centered around PEOPLE.
I’ve always been a “people person.” It sounds so cliché but honestly, people are my thing. I was always the social butterfly. I’ve never had a problem meeting new people or doing things alone where I didn’t know anyone. I can seamlessly carry on a conversation with a stranger and I actually enjoy it. Some may call me “nosy” but I truly have a genuine interest in people and I desperately want to know their story.
In college I was a business and communication major which was basically the easiest major ever and it was broad enough that I knew it would allow me many options when searching for jobs. I thought I’d be a big city gal with a high profile PR job. HA! Funny how not even close that is to my real life. Hello farm girl!
As time went on and I knew my future was with Robbie…on the farm…my reality became pretty clear and I was ok with that. My mindset changed and so did my heart.
I realized that my job didn’t matter, yeah I had to earn income to help pay for that wonderful private education that I received, but what I wanted more than anything was to be the best wife and (eventually) mother I could be.
Over the last few years I’ve really struggled with my “job.” I love love love working with the students and their families. I love building those relationships and helping them navigate their way through this crazy journey called college, and knowing that I am helping them with one of the biggest decision they’ve most likely made in their short 17 or 18 years of life. But my heart is somewhere else.
Health and fitness have always been priorities of mine and even more so recently. Prior to having Hayden it was for selfish reasons…outward appearance, “me” time, etc. Now, I want to be the best mom I can be for him. So for me, that means making sure I am treating my body right and setting a good example for him. I’m also happier and a much better wife/mom when I can sweat a little bit 🙂
Thankfully, Advocare came into my life and now I can see a bigger picture. I know it wasn’t by accident. Not only has Advocare helped me achieve and maintain my health and fitness goals, it is now helping me achieve my personal/financial goals and I finally feel like I know what I am meant to be doing.
Advocare is about people and it’s about building relationships and it’s about family. It’s about everything that is important to me.
In the short months that I have been doing Advocare I have been able to help numerous people reach their weight loss and fitness goals. I’ve helped people overcome struggles and I have been blessed in the process. I’ve created new and deeper, relationships with people that I never would have been able to if it weren’t for Advocare. And as a bonus, I’ve been able to earn some significant Plan B income for our family.
One of the things I love most about Advocare is the personal growth I’ve experienced. Advocare, as a company, is constantly offering opportunities to get filled up by amazing leaders and be pushed to dig a little deeper into discovering you. We talk a lot in Advocare, about finding your purpose. Why is it that you do Advocare?
For some people it’s debt. They’re drowning and need hope of freedom from that.
For some people it’s time. Maybe they are fine financially, but they or they’re spouse is working 60, 80, 90 hours a week and missing out on valuable time with family or friends.
For some people they want some extra money for little luxuries in life, others want to be able to be stay at home parents and not worry about finances.
For me, my purpose was easy. His name is Hayden.
I want to be able to stay home with him full time or have the choice to work part time eventually. I want to be able to take him to Disney World and send him to football camp and not have to worry about money. I do not want to ever have to say no to him. I want to have choices. And that is what Advocare is going to do for us.
I apologize for the novel, but this has been on my heart and I wanted to share. If you can see yourself in any of this or caught yourself nodding your head as you were reading, please reach out to me. I’d love to chat with you about how we could do this together. It’s just too amazing of an opportunity not to share.
So I am happy to say that I finally think I am headed to where I am supposed to be and I’m so excited for the journey.