Hi, I’m Melissa,
I thought all my hard work paid off! Back in the day, my high school classmates were right voting me “Most Likely To Succeed.”
I did it! I passed the grueling, what actually felt like some kind of initiation or test of grit, Physician Assistant school, and was going to LIVE THE DREAM!
At first, I LOVED IT. Then, I LOVED PARTS about it. Then, I DIDN’T.
What used to be fun, wasn’t. What I used to look forward to, I didn’t. I used to show up early, now I’m late. Money was great, but now I’d rather cut coupons and deactivate my Costco card in order to catch a break.
I dreaded getting up in the morning, felt like a ticking time bomb, sported a fake smile and didn’t have the time or energy to give my family the attention they deserved.
My body was breaking down: headaches, neck pain, TMJ, hip pain. Ultimately, my nervous system became so stressed that it froze, causing my body to act like it had a stroke, even though it hadn’t.
How about that for a wake up call?! Scary!!
That seems to be a gift of mine... LEARN HARD AND FAST! :)
This was was the turning point. I wasn’t the person, the mom or the wife I wanted to be. I had to DO LIFE DIFFERENT.
This experience became the catalyst that PROPELLED me into MORE!
The time had come to say YES to who I AM at the core.
My health improved, my spiritual gifts accelerated and home became peaceful. I became stronger, more confident and was able to navigate adversity without the turbulence I had before.