Hi friends! Do you wish things were easier sometimes? I used to wonder why life was throwing me so many curve balls. My journey to get where I am today has not been without its fair share of challenges. I’ve been thinking about doing some more story time videos to open up about some of this. So, let me know if that’s something you’d be interested in. Some things I’ve been considering sharing – my rough time in high school and/or how I became a Zumba instructor (from failing my audition to winning an award). I’m sure there are more stories there, but those are top of mind.

Anywho, with time I’ve come to appreciate the challenges from life because they’ve not only made me who I am today in general, they’ve made me stronger and more appreciative of my accomplishments and who I am now.

I posted this on Instagram:

The best things in my life were earned through hard work. I pushed past tears, physical pain, and people telling me what I “couldn’t do” because I believed in myself. Not that I didn’t falter now and again, but I had more will than fear. ⚡️⚡️⚡️ –

And you know what? I’m glad it was so hard for me to achieve what I have. Maybe I wouldn’t appreciate it as much as I do. Who knows?! But I do know that I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished and look forward to what I will do in the future. –

Remember to believe in yourself. Especially when the going gets tough. It’s okay to be scared but you have to fight for what you really want. Go get em, tiger! 💪

It’s a difficult thing to appreciate, but lean into your challenges. I like to tell myself that they’re life’s way of preparing me for what I want and need. That they’re somehow shaping me into my best self. And that they’re ultimately good for me.

Hope you have a great week!