Change. One of the hardest lessons in life is letting go, whether it’s love, loss, anger, or guilt. Change is never easy, you fight to hold on and you fight to let go. This year took some unexpected twists and turns and at times I was at my breaking point. But guess what? I am still here, breathing, living and expressing my thoughts by blog. The purpose of life is to live it, to feel the experiences, to reach out and face the fear for newer and richer experiences. I made the decision to follow my heart and leave my company. The choice to leave came from something deep inside knowing that I needed change. Your environment can have a HUGE effect on your overall well being. For me, it was a blockade of emotion holding me back from my destiny, which is still yet to be seen. Whether you are in a toxic relationship or unhappy in your work environment, it has huge implications on your health and physical self. Life is what you make of it. Again, I’m closing a chapter to begin a new one. I believe that it’s all about perspective. Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, more wisely! You cannot go through life without fighting for your happiness, and that decision ladies and gentleman, is a prime example of me fighting for MY happiness. Time is key and now I have more time to focus on what makes me feel good. Helping children fight obesity is a HUGE passion of mine and something that hits close to home for me. I enjoy speaking to students around the country and in my home state about the importance of health. Life is too short to not do what you love to do. I don’t have all the answers as I sit here on my bed writing this blog with a million thoughts going through my head. What’s wrong with wanting to do everything? I laugh to myself and know that even I am one to get overwhelmed because I want to do everything, please everyone (I have a hard time saying no) and change the world. Another realization for me is along the lines of finally standing up for myself and standing up for something I believe in. I must say NO at times, stop feeling guilty and focus on me and my health. Again, life is TOO short! Live the life that you have imagined and whatever you decide it is going to be ok. This is your life….with change there will always be growth into the person you are meant to be. Thank you for reading!!