Rewriting My Story

We were all given our very own story to tell, a purpose. The more I think about my own story, my purpose, the more I begin to realize that I am rewriting the story of my own life every single day.

Sometimes we try to identify a specific moment in our lives where we realize we aren’t happy, maybe find that first moment we had a change of heart and begin to re-write our stories. The thing is, there isn’t a single moment that can be held responsible for our change of heart. Change is inevitable, especially in our lives, and it is more often than not brought on by several frustrated moments

If you don’t the moment that you’re in, there is always an opportunity to change it.

Always.

Two years ago, I didn’t love my life the way I do now. From the outside looking in, I was happy and my life was full and fun. I had a loving boyfriend, a loving family, I was president of my sorority, had the best friends, and had just started my first year of nursing school. On the inside, I was quickly breaking. My long distance relationship challenged my heart,  I tried to organize and control everything around me because I felt like I couldn’t control my own thoughts. I was an overwhelmed, over-stressed, over-tired, and over-weight student and I began to realize I needed to make a change.

I had always been what I considered a “pretty healthy” person. I felt like I had always eaten well-balanced meals, went to the gym fairly regularly, and every so often I would lose a few pounds here and there but I lacked consistency and structure in my day. My friend Amanda had just started on the products was getting results and just seemed so much happier with her life. She introduced me to AdvoCare, and with it, it’s helped me fill in the gaps of nutrition and wellness that my body so desperately needed. I started with AdvoCare’s products hoping to lose a few pounds and ended up with results that have changed my life forever.  After 24 days, I lost 8 pounds and felt like a million bucks. I had more energy than I had in years and I began to feel confident in who I was. That year was the first I willingly posted pictures in my bathing suit because for the first time in my whole life I was comfortable in my own skin.

With the help of AdvoCare and the support of the friends I’ve made along the way, I found a piece of myself I never knew was there. I found my health and happiness. I found confidence and passion. I found the hope of the life I’ve only ever dreamed of: traveling the world, spending more time with my husband and family, paying off debt, not stressing over money. While I lost and managed a good bit of weight, a number doesn’t compare to the feeling of happiness that comes with discovering who you are.

My whole life changed in a moment, a moment I empower you to take for yourself.

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Summer 2015                                                                      December 2016

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Living for me.

Close your eyes. Take a deep breath. Really feel those few, soft moments where your breath warms your belly and fill your soul.

When you find your moment of peace, can you picture the life you’ve only ever imagined?

It’s a life full of love, hope, and excitement.

Keep your eyes closed just a moment longer, you begin to see all your hopes and dreams come to life right before you. The family you always wanted, the career you worked so hard for, luxurious travels, the big white house with the wrap-around porch. The passions that make your heart skip a beat and the experiences that make you feel like a kid again.

You exhale, slowly releasing all the negative thoughts in your mind. All of the hatred and jealousy, all your self-doubt and worry vanishes, and for a moment you are at peace.

You can be you again, even just for a moment.

That moment of peace, the split-second when you find yourself able to truly let go, is something people live and die for. The hope for a better life, a life that is full, yet simple. A life where you can live out all of your ambitions and dreams. A life where you can say yes and live for you.

Imagine if you could re-live this single moment, forever.

Imagine if this dream was your reality.

I’ve spent my entire life trying to create myself, instead of unveiling myself as the woman God created me to be. We were created to be. To be as God created us, and to discover and share our gifts and talents, our hopes and dreams.

My heart is happiest when I live for me. Not in the sense of selfishness, but in the sense of self-awareness. When I listen to my heart and when I listen to God, my soul is at peace.

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