Anaïs Nin: “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”

It was one year ago that I decided to step away from my job....
It was a huge leap of faith. I had no idea where the jump would lead me, whether I would survive the fall only to sink to the bottom, or if I would come up gasping for air looking for land.  But it was important for me to take the leap for so many reasons.  One being to stand up for and to speak out about what I believe in. There have been ups and downs.  Times when the water has pushed me to the falls and I could feel myself treading hard to stay afloat. In the midst of it all, I continue to learn more about who I am and care less about what others think of that.  I continue to follow my heart and by the grace of God have found joy in swimming down stream, taking on new adventures as they come!

And here I am today...alive and well (as Dave Matthews Band would say).

I keep swimming along, allowing gates to open and close as they please, knowing this is part of God's plan and accepting that I am where I'm meant to be, doing what I'm meant to do.  The next adventure is no different.  I'm excited...and nervous...a little scared...but hopeful!  All emotions I've allowed myself to feel deeply and take in because...tomorrow is not guaranteed...opportunities come (and go, if you let them) is meant to be enjoyed and shared with those that you love.

It was one year ago that I stepped away from my job...
The leap has lead me to places I never would have imagined going.  I am truly grateful for every experience, every challenge, every person I've met...and for every new adventure along the way.

Couldn't wait to share that I've been invited to attend the TeamCFA Annual Conference in Phoenix!
As well as may have found a potential partner for my "Path of a Blossom" empowering young women workshop series.
I am flooded with emotion as I think about these adventures and all the possibilities before me <3

Videos were filmed by our amazing videographer Matt Panfil!

"What I know for sure is this: You are built not to shrink down to less, but to BLOSSOM into more. To be more splendid. To be more extraordinary. To use every moment to fill yourself up." ~Oprah Winfrey

waiting on butterflies...!!!