So yesterday I tweeted that I was so excited about landing my dream job. I felt bad not sharing all the details, and I still will be a bit vague with all the details for now, but really 160 characters makes it hard sometimes to share everything.
So I promised to share via the blog!
I was excited yesterday because I got a new job! Not just any job either, really this job will allow me to carry out a lot of my dreams. Que celebration time!!!!! :)
You know, when I began changing my life 3 years ago, I began changing more on the inside too. I gained this enthusiasm and confidence that was burdened under all the weight for a long time. And, once I was transformed into a healthy lifestyle, I felt very grateful. I really feel like I have been given a gift, the gift of my life back. The day I came off that final of all 7 of the medications I took daily while I was obese, was a wonderful day.
Almost as wonderful as the day I crossed the finish line of my very first half marathon. I felt so accomplished and so lucky to be in that spot. You see when you are almost 300 pounds and get out of breath climbing your stairs at home, everything else seems bleak too. And I lived feeling that way for a very long time.
My body was transformed, and I was fit and healthy, but I began to yearn for more. I wanted to be able to share this gift, I was so thankful for getting a second chance at life, I wanted to pay it forward and help others get their own second chance too. I began to look for ways where I could use my business background and personal journey to do just that.
I am happy to say, that now I have been given that opportunity!!!!!!
I am studying and will be getting my personal trainer certification from the International Sports Sciences Association next week. I have already gotten CPR and AED certified too! And my job will be managing and working in a fitness center!!!! I will be helping people change their lives through personal training and nutrition counseling!!!!!!! I am so excited to put my 2 passions of business and healthy living together and begin my career. I cannot wait to go help people transform their lives every day. I cannot wait to share my own journey and help inspire them to start their own.
It will be epic I just know it!
I am so so excited to begin this new adventure and open a very big chapter on my life. Once again, I am reminded that when God closes a door he always opens a window, and lets you make the choice to crawl through when you are ready to leap.