This is my first blog post, but I have been think about writing one for a little while. My like has changed so dramatically over the last 10 years, and I feel like if I can help someone or encourage someone in some way, then telling my story may be worth it. This is an overview about then till now.
Let me start by introducing myself. I am a wife, mother, stepmother, physiotherapist and an entrepreneur. I love clean eating, exercise, spending time with my family and friends, travelling, working on myself, my profession and my business, which leads to my love of serving others.
My journey to when I am now has been interesting to say the least. Over 10 years ago, I was running a restaurant for my then partner. I loved working with people, but I certainly was not living any sort of dream. I was working my guts out for someone else, and I knew there was another way! I had begun uni in 2000, but really had no idea what I was doing, so went to hospitality. But I was getting itchy feet. I felt that time was getting away from me and I needed to follow my passion…… which was…… I had no idea! But I knew I needed a change. So I picked up the TAFE short courses guide, closed my eyes, opened the booklet and stabbed the page with a pen. I figured the only way I was going to work out what to do next was to try things out until I found a fit! I landed on massage therapy. So off I went, a waitress with no clue to a short course on massage therapy- and fell in love!
Massage ticked all my boxes! It allowed me to continue to work with people, I wouldn’t be stuck behind a desk, it was flexible and has the potential for me to be my own boss! So there lay the beginning of my journey to becoming a physiotherapist.
Shortly after beginning the course, I began my own massage business- $20 dollar massages to friends so I could practice my newly attained skills, and also put myself through school. I’d gone from 6 years of supporting myself on full time wages, to very little work at all. My business grew rapidly, and my prices grew slowly as i gained more experience and skill.
Fast forward to my masters in physiotherapy when I started seeing my now husband. I was on track, focused and my massage business was paying the bills. I finished the degree, with a job ready to go. Life was great!
The next 3 years was a whirlwind. We travelled overseas, then we were married a few months later. By the end of that year, we purchased our home. 12 months to the day of buying the house, our son Remy was born!
Now as a driven and focused woman that I tend to be, I had it all planned out. I would go on leave for 6 months and then return to work. No worries! Too easy right? I look back now and laugh. Returning to the workforce when Remy was only 6 months old was the most devastating thing I had to do! I never thought I would be so attached to the idea of spending as much time with my little man as I could. I realised that I didn’t want to have a baby for someone else to take care of him. Not that early, I just wanted to be with him.
Unfortunately, it was the choice I had to make, and we were lucky enough that my MIL was willing to care for Remy while I worked. But this defining moment in my life meant I needed to take action.
Which has led me to the current journey I am on of building an online empire that will give me the financial and time freedom I yearn for every time I walk out the door from my now 18 month old son. My new business venture needed to provide me with the finances to allow for time freedom, but also I wanted a vehicle to be able to help others do the same, whilst inspiring women everywhere to challenge their boundaries, while working towards their goals and dreams.
So here I am…. sharing with you…. this is just the beginning and I would love it if you would join me on this journey.
I would love to hear your thoughts, and experiences! Please share in the comments or send me an email 🙂