This is my story.
In High School, I was so lost and struggled with what to do with my life. I wanted to do “big things” but had no idea what that looked like or how to make it happen.
I worked hard to get top grades because we were all told that’s the key to success, a secure job and stable income. As High School came to an end, I had a bright future ahead of me, but I felt everything else than whole. I felt empty.
I grew increasingly overwhelmed by the pressure from society to “get a good job” and “be successful.” I tried summer jobs in health care, journalism and photography, but never really felt like I “fit” with any of them.
I was so frustrated at myself for not being able to figure life out. It really sucked, but I knew I couldn’t settle. It was as if my heart told me that I was supposed to do something else. I didn’t feel like I was utilizing my strengths nor was I excited about any job I came across.
I needed time to reflect and find back to my creativity. I tested the waters and got to know myself better by travelling the world, taking a life coaching course and falling in and out of love.
I took a chance. I started following my heart to whatever opportunities felt right to me. Instead of trying to control every detail, I let my life flow and unfold on its own.
I figured out that my dream lifestyle was to be my own boss, have location freedom, and really do something that made a positive impact on the world.
As I got back from my one-year adventure, I spent another year soul-searching. I read inspiring self-help books, practiced meditation and yoga, and looked back on the previous chapters of my life before I was ready to write the new one.
Essentially, I discovered that I could create a lifestyle that I absolutely love. Now, I am committed to personal growth and lifestyle design. I deeply enjoy the process of creating my dream life: the journey to embracing myself, aligning with my vision, and building the habits and skills to make that life a reality.
As I share my journey, my goal is to empower you to embrace your true potential and create your dream life as well. So, let’s all wilt, fall, root, rise, and bloom together.
Why personal growth and lifestyle design?
I started blogging to share all the knowledge and inspiration that sprouts from this beautiful journey, so that I can perhaps empower others to embrace their true potential and create their dream life as well.
I believe that at our best, we’re meant to love our lives and make a positive impact with the gifts we are given. We’re supposed to shine light. My wish is that we all would dare to be bold, take a chance on ourselves and set out to create our dream lives. May we all learn to live fully and completely; to be alive, vibrant, and well!
For the human sunflower.
A human sunflower is someone who knows that she won’t be here for long but still chooses to live her brightest life.
To her, life is about growth – it is about wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming. With this in mind, she sets out to create a life unique to her, one that she absolutely loves.
She basks in the sunshine and always grows towards the light. Only when she is fully nourished will she finally open.
The human sunflower doesn’t have to do anything but be herself, and when fully nourished she will naturally attract connection from other creatures.
She knows that from the place of nourishment and deep connection with herself, she can feel a sense of safety and rightness about the way she is in the world.
From that place, she can approach connection with others, not from a sense of lack, but from a genuine sense of wholeness, real-ness and giving.
As the light comes and goes, she may not always know where she’s going or what she’s doing, but she lets her heart and intuition lead. Uncertainty and risk are just part of the growth process.
This process of living is a dance between the human sunflower’s intention and a divine guide. As her life unfolds, so does her blooming.
In the end, her life is beyond what she could have imagined in the beginning. Now, she is the sun. She is the light.
Let’s wilt, fall, root, rise, and bloom together.