I thought it would be fun to lighten things up a bit, give you a good laugh, and learn some interesting facts about me.
Ultimately this is just for fun. It’s a great way to see me “behind my biz” and if you ever consider joining the Wildly Alive Weight Loss Program you will know the kind of coach you’ll be hiring. 🙂
My hope is that you see that I am a real person, just like you, making the best of this beautiful life.
Without further ado…
1. When I was in eighth grade I desperately begged my mom to dye my hair for school picture day (the next day)…. She eventually gave in and we colored it a shade of dark brown. Or so I thought — it turned out grey!
I freaked out and we had to run back to the store to bleach my hair platinum blonde. Lesson learned — for sure. I mean look at this pic!…And don’t even get me started on my eyebrows (Ay-yai-yai!).2. During my freshman year of High School I got my hands on a piercing gun (yes a piercing gun!). My friends and I would have “piercing parties.” We’d make a night out of it and pierce our ear lobes, cartilage, tragus (little flap next to your ear hole) and our noses! I know it was really stupid and crazy, but hey it makes for a great story now! HA!
3. Since we’re on the topic of piercings, I might as well come totally clean. My junior year I secretly got my tongue pierced behind my parents back (professionally, not with the gun). Thank goodness I wasn’t that dumb.
Then one day, while I was talking to my dad I unconsciously started playing with it. He forced me to stick out my tongue. Then he made me show him my belly button (which was also secretly pierced). Yeah, that didn’t go over well.
4. Okay, okay. I was a bit of a rebel (remember you were a teenager once too). But, I still had my head on straight. I worked my butt off and was so proud of myself when I graduated with high honors. Education and good grades never came easily for me. I was the person who had to study for HOURS AND HOURS to get a B. So this was a big deal for me!
5. All throughout high school I worked 2-3 jobs and by the age of 17 I purchased my first car. I spent $5,000 cash for a Jetta that I loved. I actually loved it so much that I would drive like a bat-outta-hell and nearly got my license revoked for speeding (more than once)…
Yeah, I tried to hide that one from my dad too — he somehow found out and that didn’t go over well either (you’d think I learned by then!).
SIDE NOTE: This is not getting me too excited about having teenagers of my own in the future…
6. As a kid, I always hung out with the adults. Ever since I was a very young child I was drawn to hang with my parents and their adult friends (instead of their kids). There are so many pictures of me as a child sitting around with all the adults. According to my dad’s best friend I wasn’t interested in playing, I liked chatting (this probably explains why I felt so misunderstood in high school by all my friends).
Here’s a pic of me a wee-one with my first dog, Tasha. (Check out those blue couches!)
7. I started my own business at the age of 20 as an in-home personal trainer. Yep, that’s where I started! I would truck around exercise equipment and work out most of my clients in their living rooms.8. I have a secret passion for spirituality. Most of my clients probably know this one, but I could stay up all night and geek out about the Universe, energy, that massive power above and how to connect more deeply with it. I wasn’t raised religious so connecting to something higher than myself has been an absolute joy to explore!
9. I had a life changing experience in Kauai, HI. I almost stayed there and it catapulted me into a whole new adventure of my life – massage school. I soon realized this journey wasn’t about being a massage therapist, it was about me learning how to heal from my childhood, forgive and find true self love. It was an incredible experience. This was my absolute most favorite spot in the world, Waimea Canyon. It literally took my breath away.
10. 2015 was one of the most magical years of my life — so many of my dreams came true.
I volunteered in Zambia, Africa and got to hang out with the most amazing people ever (a huge dream I’ve had since I was young). I eloped and married my best friend. We bought our first house together (which is a home I have been dreaming up since I was a young girl), and now we have a little one on the way.
WHEW! I feel BEYOND blessed and I’m not taking a minute of it for granted.
Everything I just told you was intentional. I want to give you a more complete picture of who I am in hopes that you’ll know, like, and trust me even more as a result.
Did it work?? Hmm?
I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU:
In the comments below, tell me:
What’s one interesting, entertaining, or unusual thing that most folks don’t know about YOU?
Have a beautiful week, sister.