There is great purpose behind that passion. Purse it with everything you have.
A year ago I quit my day job to follow my passion, best decision I’ve ever made.
I worked at a doctors office for 7 years scanning in orders, consult notes, worked as a referral coordinator and helped with patient services. I sat at a desk all day.
My Fit With Brit was my side hustle, what made me happy. I trained online only for 7 years with clients one on one and did challenges with 300+ women every month.
I had always known fitness was where I wanted to be but was too afraid to take the jump. I settled.
Settled for a job I wasn’t in love with.
Settled because I was scared I’d fail.
Settled because I didn’t think I’d make enough money.
Settled because who the hell really gets to do what they love.
After I had Lucas I went part time at my doctors office job then got an amazing opportunity to be the managing editor for St.Louis Fit Magazine which opened all these doors for me.
I got to make relationships with everyone in the fitness industry in St.Louis, made some incredible friends found true love ( @wilsonb25 😉) and it finally lead me to take that jump and quit, not only my doctors office job but the magazine too.
Training is my heart and soul. I live for those moments when a client tells me I’ve helped them find themselves again.
I knew if I threw myself into what I really wanted to do I’d make it work, I would find a way to do what I love.
A lot more than quitting my job has happened this past year but it’s because I’m finally allowing myself to be ME. To do what makes me happy.
I want a full life, I want to change people’s lives, I want a life I’m proud of.
You are the only person holding you back. -
I wasn’t going to let myself stop me. Instead I believed in myself and trusted God would help me find the right path.
I no longer live for the weekends, or dread Mondays. I’m obsessed with my job there’s nothing else I rather be doing.
If you can’t stop thinking about it maybe you should start pursuing it.
📸 @atch417 .
Exactly one year ago today, I said goodbye to my friends and colleagues at the hospital where I spent the first five years of my career, as the Chief of Breast Surgery. My departure, while serendipitous, was not the plan. I loved the first three years there. Unfortunately, the last two years proved to be a test to my ability to stand up for what was right, and ultimately make the difficult decision that sometimes amputation is not a failure of treatment -- it is A treatment. I had to amputate myself, so to speak, from the toxicity and misogyny that was ever-present and mounting. Thankfully, six months prior to my last day, I had begun negotiations with my current colleagues at HHC, and the deal was done. But these last few years have taught me a great deal about what it is to be a woman in medicine, a female leader, and how others will treat you depending on their own subconscious bias -- including other women, and those who are afraid of what you represent.
This was a big year. I became a director in surgery, a leader in our medical group, and have been sought out to participate in numerous executive and administrative committees. I have grown and gained insight, and made many new friends. But the biggest bonus is that my new leadership understands and appreciates my worth and my strengths. When it becomes routine that the CEO texts and asks if you're getting the support you need, makes sure to follow up on promises, and actively promotes you, well yeah. You could say it's a big change from what I had been growing accustomed to... I'm glad I chose amputation. Thankfully, I grew back.
Photo credit 📷 @sophieelgort ♥️
🎂Son premier anniversaire.
Le temps passe si vite, déjà 3 mois qu’il partage nos vies, & dans 5 petits jours notre @little_vasco soufflera (ou mangera) sa première bougie.🕯
Ce sera également son premier noel.🎄
La question est, est-ce papa Noël a pensé à lui?🎅🏼 On remarquera qu’il a été tres sage & qu’il n’a pas touché au sapin (du moins pas encore)😅
Et vous quelle âge ont vos boules de poiles?
Seront-ils gâtés pour Noël?
Today I turn 33. It’s been a heck of a year....the hardest of our lives. Very glad to still be here and very thankful for the family around me...especially my becca. -
- - #family#friends#thankful#oneyear
5019 minutes ago
Thank you all so much for supporting me this year! 💗
I’am really proud for releasing 3 songs as an in-depend artist in one year.
Coming up next: More original music, The Ghost videoclip, live performances and more^^ <3
Its amazing what a year can do...
So many pounds and inches lost and so much strength and happiness gained 💪😊
This magic happened in a little corner in my basement. My happy place. My "me" time. This is what I want. This is my 40. This is ME.
Thank you @coffeefitnessmomma for being such a fun and inspiring coach! You have certainly changed my life and I will forever be grateful ❤
5254 minutes ago
Sesión #maternity de Angie 🤰🏻♥️
Reserva tu sesión de maternidad 💕
12156 minutes ago
Happy Birthday 💕💕 Thank you for inspiring us. •
May God bless you with peace and happiness on this unique day that you celebrate and may that divine peace and happiness follow you the rest of your life. •
연희장을 오픈하기전까지 난 내 방을 한번도 가져보지 못했다.
그래서 날마다 "내 방이 있으면 얼마나 좋을까? 나만의 공간갖는건 꿈같은 일 일거야! "라며 거실 마루 바닥에 이불을 깔고 자던 나의 모습이 떠올랐다.
방이 생기면 꼭 친구들을 초대해서 재워주고, 방을 어떻게 꾸밀지, 청소는 정말 깔끔하게 하고 살아야지 상상하며 잠들던 나의 어린시절.
방 하나를 갖는건 내인생의 꿈이었는데 지금은 하나도 아니고 둘도 아니고 무려 20개나 되는 방을 가지게 되었다.
20개의 방을 가지고 있는 연희장을 보고 , 거실에 누워자던 어린나를 생각하니 가슴 뭉클하다.
물론 내힘으로 해낸것이 하나도 없지만 그저 감사할 따름이다.
1년간 머물고 간 손님들이 3000분 정도 되신다.
한분한분 예약을 해주시고 찾아와 주셔서 잘자고 가시는걸 보면 너무 감사하고 기적같은 일이라 생각이든다.
부족한 점이 많지만 계속해서 변화해 가고있다.
다년가신 손님과 앞으로 오실 손님들을 위해 몸과 마음 모두 쉬고 갈수있는 공간으로 만들것이다.
방 하나하나는 연희장의 꿈이다. 그리고 우린 그 꿈을 손님들에게 팔기위해 노력할것이다.
1년간 연희장을 찾아주신 모든 손님들에게 진심으로 감사드린다.
1211 hour ago
Good morning instalovers! Who would like to place a bet as to how long I can keep this gorgeous tree alive? Do i hear #oneyear#sixmonths#threeweeks ? Whomever gets closest will receive a brown leaf! 🍂. Please play along and happy Saturday #blackthumb
One year ago today we both stood up in front of our parents and declared our love for each other. Six months later we did it again, in front of all our friends too. This has been a crazy year for us filled with many adventures and parties that last all night. I have never been so in-sync with anybody more than I am with Aaron, and in a lot of ways it is like we are the same person! It is a shame that we are apart for this first anniversary, but duty calls and we will be together soon enough. I could never ask for a better person to experience life with than you, I love you ❤
••••• #notootd#wedding#anniversary#oneyear#navywife#esierramedia #lavenderridge#navy#weddingpictures#nofilter
Exactly 1 year in between pictures. The left was my first attempt at a side chest pose, I just had surgery and was in a car accident. Little did I know the worst was yet to come. On the right was this morning- a check in where I've been less than perfect, some days I deviate from my diet, but I always train. Calories are extremely high (upwards of 4,700 somedays) and cardio is minimal. Weight is 172.5 currently, give or take 1-2lbs on the left.
Aside from the difference in physique, the year in between the pictures was a spiral of absurdity and extreme highs and lows. Injuries, surgeries, night shifts, quitting a job, traveling, crying myself to sleep, laughing so hard I cry, rational thinking, trusting my intuition, letting go, closing doors so new ones could open, loving less and loving more. It is impossible to avoid the misfortunes life hands you, you can't out work them, jump over them, or avoid them, they hit you hard. You can only look beyond them, and accept the lessons they teach you. Life is tough, you have to force yourself to appreciate the small things.
Very fortunate to have met and started working with @justin_randall91 exactly 1 year ago. A year in a nutshell: started a phyique prep we had to cut short (damn broken wrist), got me back up to high calories once I could resume training, cut 13lbs for a powerlifting meet, then increased food and cut cardio down for the past 4 months. He has helped me build up my food and carb intake so high that eating is a full time job 😂. I have the best relationship with food I've ever had. One more month of eating a ton, enjoying festivities with food then it's time to test myself. #oneyear#lolatGunnar 🐶
Our sweet baby boy is twelve months old today! He loves playing with all of his toys, exploring around the house, looking out the sliding glass doors, and making all sorts of silly noises. He says dada, baba, and mom and loves saying them over and over. He loves making us laugh and he loves giggling. He loves watching his shows and listening to music and dancing. He loves to zoom zoom zoom, twerky twerk, and shake it. He loves walking in his walker up and down the hallway and around our island in the kitchen. He’s always on the go and is such a sweet, happy, loving little guy who is so very very loved. Thank you for giving us the best year of our lives, little one. You’ll always be my baby. Happy Birthday, sweet angel. Thank you for making me a mama- you are truly my dream come true!!! ❤️❤️❤️ #twelvemonthsofdwass#love#happybaby#cutie#oneyear#oneyearsold#handsomeboy#momlife#momlifeisthebestlife#blessed
521 hour ago
👶🏻 JJ-21 👶🏻
Dans 3 semaines, ce petit chat soufflera déjà sa première bougie 🕯😳
Que le temps est passé vite. Cette année a défilé sans en avoir l’air. Il y a un an, nous nous apprêtions à enfin emménager dans notre nouvelle maison, notre aîné était encore régulièrement hospitalisé. On ne savait pas encore si nous allions avoir un petit garçon ou une petite fille. On ne réalisait pas vraiment qu’on allait avoir un autre bébé je pense ... on n’avait pas le temps.
Aujourd’hui, tu as bientôt un an, et tu es notre petit soleil ☀️ même quand les jours sont plus sombres, même quand c’est encore parfois difficile. A 11 mois, tu es le roi des bêtises, de la joie de vivre, des câlins. Tu progresses à une vitesse folle, tu as ton petit caractère mais on sait bien que c’est celui de papa ☺️. On t’aime tant ♥️
I "started" singing last year, music for me is everything and singing is how i express myself , my feelings. This post is so important for me, seeing how i improved since last year means a lot to me and i wanted to share It with u guys. Thx u for being there.
Please comment what you think about it or whatever :)