A handful of years ago, I was in the midst of aggressively driving my career forward, working 80 hours a week, while going to grad school part-time and seriously, seriously hating my life.
Nothing I did ever felt like enough, but I was beyond exhausted by constantly pushing for the NEXT thing. My marriage was failing and the more stressed I got, the faster the number on the scale climbed. I desperately wanted to leave my mark on the world, but THIS WAS NOT WHAT I SIGNED UP FOR.
I’d been taught my whole life that working hard was the single most important factor in being successful, so I worked my ass off.
Working HARDER than anyone else is what I brought to the table.
That’s what I thought would get me ahead. And, sure, I ended up very successful. But outward success didn’t seem to translate inward.
I was miserable and my body was SCREAMING at me to pay attention: I packed on pounds, balanced my alcohol cravings with equal doses of caffeine, and suffered from that ‘tired but wired’ feeling that kept me up half the night.
I FELT SO BURNT OUT.
SO DESPERATE TO "MAKE IT WORK".
AND SO FRUSTRATED THAT I WAS DOING ALL THE
“RIGHT” THINGS AND YET I WAS SO UNHAPPY.
But at the same time...
I was conflicted
Despite the long hours, I actually loved my job and I didn't want to give up everything I'd worked so hard for, but I doubted I could maintain a successful career and balance any semblance of a personal life.
The reality was I just couldn’t wrap my head around how to align my strong work ethic and desire to be successful with the lifestyle I craved - a happy marriage, an awesome social life, and the down time I knew I needed to really care for my mind & body.
I couldn't see a way out.
So, I quit my job.
It saved my failing marriage and my waistline, but it lead me into a professional tailspin that had me hopping from job to job to job – 5 of them, in fact, in just 3 years.
I wouldn't wish that on anybody... but I sure did learn a lot during that time.
When I look back, everything that I've learned since shows me that it wasn’t the job that needed to change. It was me.
After quitting, I spent the next 5 years learning everything I could about what I needed to do to have a successful career & a balanced, happy life.
Now, I live a truly balanced life - a career I love, an incredible marriage, stress-free time to enjoy family and friends, & the time and space to care for myself.
If you are questioning if there's a better way for you to be successful,
I can assure you there is.
BALANCE CAN EXIST, BUT YOU HAVE TO CREATE IT FOR YOURSELF.
If you're ready to finally find the balance you are desperately needing, I am here to shorten your learning curve and teach you everything I know - because I don't want you to spend years figuring this out. You can have balance NOW.
I want your investment in yourself to be an easy “YES!”,
so let’s get on quick complimentary call where I can give you
all the details to decide if my support is the best option for you.
(because we all secretly care about pieces of paper)
- BS & MS in Environmental Engineering
- Certified Holistic Health Coach (AADP & Institute for Integrative Nutrition)
- Certified Life Coach (The Secret to Life Coaching)
- Full-time data analyst
- 200-hr Certified Yoga Teacher (YogaLife)
- PiYo Certified Instructor (Beachbody)
- All Around Bad-Ass (Editor's Embellishment)
Plus a few other things you might like to know:
I’m based in Philadelphia, PA with my husband, Mike, and our two cats, Eenie and Cat Benatar. When I’m not working, I spend my time crossfitting, teaching yoga, drinking soy lattes, taste-testing pancakes, and enjoying tall, dark, and handsome beers.