58 days from now, my life is changing once again.
And this time, in an EVEN BIGGER way!
But let me back up a little.
Last year, as most of you know, I had a string of significantly challenging events that brought me to the brink so many times that I thought I might break.
(Honestly, I am not going to rehash it all because its no longer who I am. Every struggle has made me stronger and more resilient, and that is exactly what they’re designed to do.)
And Stronger and more Resilient I became.
And Joyful. And Grateful. And Present.
And far more filled with grace and empathy.
And while I am still so humanly flawed, I have grown so much from all of those challenges. After attending Unleash the Power Within in November 2016 in San Jose, I stopped listening to my limiting beliefs and I decided to embrace Change and Challenge.
2017 is my Year of Yes.
My first change was massive. I became the subject of the Eric O’Grey’s podcast, Wags+Weight Loss, where I’ve adopted a whole-food plant-based diet with no added oils or sugars, while walking my rescue dogs for 30 minutes a day, twice a day. This means I gave up filet mignon and cheese and ice cream and cured meats. (Don’t miss any of it!)
And in a few short weeks embracing this new lifestyle, this means that I gave up my knee pain, my swollen joints, my aching back, my digestive issues, my acid reflux, my plantar fasciitis, literally every physical ailment that was holding me back.
This also means that I gave up over 50 lbs in the last year.
And its been liberating. Truly. My best decision ever.
It’s also inspired me to enroll in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and start my own health and wellness coaching business, where I can help others achieve their goals.
But the biggest change that it has inspired is my relationship with the world around me.
I travelled to Singapore and Bali recently, traveling ecstatically and painlessly for almost 2 weeks.
In doing so, I cemented my wanderlust, my desire to grow and experience as much as I possibly can in the precious amount of time that I’ve been given. (Please let it be 50+ more years!) Working for Broadly gives me such freedom and such rewards: I get to help businesses grow at rates that they have never experienced before, setting them apart from their competition.
And all I need is a laptop, wifi, and a headset.
Pair that with my Passion for Life and my Drive to Succeed and its a winning combination regardless of where I am in the world.
Which leads me back to what happens 58 days from now.
All of my possessions are either getting sold, donated, or put into storage.
My incredible ex-husband is taking Moxie and Pippen.
I am getting on a plane to Split, Croatia to meet approximately 48 remote-working strangers-for-now in an adventure that will take us to 10 Countries (plus more for side trips) and 12 Cities. Each month I will live, work, laugh, undoubtedly cry, and probably question my sanity, all in a new City, living only out of whatever I can carry in a backpack and 2 suitcases. I look forward to finding out what I am truly made of.
Because from 10’s of thousands of applicants, I have been chosen for Remote Year Mangata.
Life will never be the same.
And that’s exactly why I am doing this.
I am sure that there will be questions:
- How will I stay vegan on the road?
- What will become of my hair?
- When can you visit?
- How will I live without the comfort and unconditional love of my dogs?
- When is the Going Away party (September 16th, btw)?
But along the way, I am sure to discover and rediscover the answers…and I hope that you will continue to join me in this journey.