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A Woman of Courage is Also Full of Faith

Having a SURREAL moment today... Before I share WHY I thought it would be important that you know this..
My parents got divorced when I was really young and the majority of the time it was just my Mom and I.  My Mom did not have a lot of  help and she worked VERY hard to support me.  The last place I remember living before our house was a duplex.  The neighbors who lived above us were either partying all night or fighting with each other.  I'll never forget how important it was to her to get me out of that environment, and to buy a home for us to live in.  She did whatever she had to in order to make that happen.  I TRULY believe her strong work ethic and determination molded me into the hard working person I am today.  
HOWEVER, because she was a single working mom, I had to go to morning and after care during the school year.  During the summer it was either day camp at the YMCA or a family members house.  This may seem like the norm to people in society, but I KNOW my Mom hated having to do that. I always remember her saying how all she ever wanted was a family and to be working LESS and spending MORE time at home.   BUT she did what she had to do and I am forever GRATEFUL for it.  
I also remember thinking how much I wanted to be able to be a stay at home mom and even PICTURED myself in this role.  Play dates, shopping with my little girl, dress up and reading her stories.
Because of my Mom's example, I chose a career that would allow me to fully support my family if needed, but also one that would be as flexible as possible..  Nursing... I worked at the bedside for 10 + years.  Staring as a nursing assistant, to LPN, then finally RN.  I loved helping others in this field and making a difference.  
BUT, when we started a family I did not like the long hours, the weekends, or the holidays.  I also did not want to have to put my daughter in child care every day.  So, I found an EXIT strategy.  
Today is SURREAL because it is my 3 year anniversary as a Beachbody coach.  Something I said yes to originally to help others and make a supplemental income.  As I grew with the company, I realized the potential of my DREAMS coming true!  Just shy of two years, I was able to LEAVE my nursing job because I was earning more though Beachbody than I was working as a nurse.  This was a super scary move, because nursing was all I knew.  But.. I took a leap of faith.
One of the many reasons WHY I continue to do what I do is to show my sweet little princess to have faith, to shoot for the stars, and to have the courage to follow her dreams! 
Because it's not a scheme or scam and requires real people and hearts : "Beachbody does not guarantee any level of success or income from the Team Beachbody Coach Opportunity. Each Coach's income depends on his or her own efforts, diligence, and skill. See our Statement of Independent Coach Earnings located in the Coach Online Office for the most recent information on our Coaches' actual incomes."


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