I think sometimes we get tired of hearing the questions, “What is your why?” “What moves you?” “What makes you want to cry?” Honestly, so many things make me cry, so that wasn’t a great question to help me figure it out. What I can tell you is I always wanted to be a mom. I dreamed about it from the time I was a little girl. What would their names be, how would I dress them, would I be strict? Would I do all the right things? Would I teach them to be kind? Even at my earliest years, I remember the excitement yet the fears involved.
Several years later, I married my forever best friend and started a family. We now have three children. Being a mother isn’t exactly what I thought it would be; it is so much more. I held my brand-new baby when I was 31 years old for the first time. I battled infertility, and it shook me to the core. I was so determined to get pregnant and be the best damn mommy in the whole world. We finally did it. I became pregnant, and in the process, found out I wasn’t very healthy. I had a brain tumor and lots of other tumors all over my body. I didn’t get it and pushed along, exhausted yet extremely happy at the same time.
Then came the depression, anxiety, and all the things being a new mommy brought, and I realized what my illness was. I hate feeling sick, incapable like I can’t conquer the world because that is what I long for. A challenge. A purpose. A reason. A meaning. I worked really hard to get healthy and went about my life trying new MLM businesses, e-commerce, you name it, I tried it!
Then came baby number two, and I was exhausted, but my family felt complete. Sometime later, I was diagnosed with lung cancer, an atypical type associated with my genetic disorder, and that was the first time in my life I felt clarity. About one year later, I had most of my right lung removed. I had become obese, unhealthy, sedentary, irritable, and exhausted. I was scared and knew my priorities needed to shift.
This was when I met my tribe; like I met my true tribe! PermaFit Health System and its coaches saved my life. They coached me and helped me be resourceful and coachable, reaching personal and professional goals I hadn’t yet attained. You can check out PermaFit Health System here.
Soon after I enrolled in the program, I began developing excellent results, but my clothing wasn’t fitting well, and I still didn’t feel secure or confident in my own skin. Enter Zyia Active. Zyia is an activewear line of clothing for Men, Women, and Children, AND so much more than that. It gave me a sisterhood, community, camaraderie, passion, ability to uplift others, promoted activity in my life, and spread light to others. It was a perfect fit. There are endless stories I could share about it, but you’ll have to wait until my next blog post to learn all about the goodness that continues to push me forward.
Ok, now back to that why thing. My kids are my why, and they have always been my why. I want to watch all the milestones, see all the games, help study for all the tests, read all the bedtime stories, and be there as much as possible. I want to afford a lifestyle for my family, which allows me to be remote when I need to and yet still get out to make time for myself when I need to. I want to help other women like myself. I want to help the tired mommas and middle-aged women. I want to continue to work through the young clients’ traumas and teach them unconditional love and how to conquer their worst fears. My God has shown me my purpose; to love people, always be a leader, and give a hand up anytime I can do so. When you are blessed, you should share them with others.
So here I am, taking a leap and following my passion. I invite you to join, follow, inspire, and teach me along the way. I’d love to have you.