“And suddenly you know…it’s time to start something new and trust the magic of new beginnings.”
On the surface my life had looked good but deep down my soul was slowly dying. I was profoundly unhappy and I felt guilty because I “should have been happy”. I was making decent money, I had good friends, and not to mention a high level of clout and influence at work.
But I was so busy being who everyone else needed me to be I had no idea who I was or how I wanted to be in the world. My soul beckoned me to go deeper and after coming out of a months long depression I knew I had to start listening.
So in 2014 I walked away from the life I had built for myself. Though I didn’t know it at the time, I also embarked on a journey that would call into question EVERYTHING I believed about myself, the way I lived my life, and the faith and spiritual path that once grounded my life.
The months I spent in that space between my old life and the new one that had not yet taken shape required more courage than I ever dreamed possible. Every day I wondered if I would ever feel whole again and though it took some time, I eventually found my way through the fog of uncertainty.
Questioning the stories I believed about myself helped me write new, more empowering endings for myself.
Looking my fear in the eye, I learned to dance with it rather than run from it.
And letting myself feel externally unsafe for a season helped me find a new level of trust and safety within myself that has proven to be a much stronger anchor and foundation on which to build my life.
While there have been hard moments on the journey, I can say without hesitation that it has all been worth it. Every step along the way has brought me to where I am today doing work I love and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Some fun facts about me: I’m a globetrotting, savvy single lady with friends on several continents (five and counting). I was born and raised in NYC, Jamaican by heritage and currently living in the South (hello culture shock ☺). I spent every summer of my childhood in Jamaica, so while I’m a city girl through and through, I’m also a self-proclaimed beach snob. In my spare time, you might find me curled up with a book on my couch; wandering around in pursuit of beauty in the ordinary; or attempting to further my budding relationship with yoga. I believe chocolate makes everything better, and life should be filled with moments that make your heart sing. I love the ocean, sun-kissed days and a good cup of steaming hot tea (always tea, never coffee).