About me? Truth is, I’m still figuring it out.
What I do know is that I want to take a more active role in my life. I have always just followed the opportunities. I’ve had wonderful opportunities and I am extremely thankful and lucky for that. However, I feel I wasn’t ever truly happy. Even as a kid wishing on a star (cuz that’s the type of kid I was and as stupid as it sounds), I wished for happiness every time.
Wishing for happiness didn’t do me much good when I wasn’t actively pursuing my own fulfillment. I appreciate hard work, accountability, and I like having a plan, but somehow, I got off course in being myself and living the life I wanted. Maybe one day I’ll get more into that.
Fast forward to college, I was a D2 sports player completing a degree in broadcast production and PR. I wanted to write. It made me excited to tell other people’s stories – To spread a positive message and tell the stories of the doers. Not long after that, I got into broadcast television. I worked for the college hockey team as a writer, sideline reporter, PR, multi-media coverage, and whateverelseneededtobedone doer.
A few years after I graduated, I was working 50-70 hours a week as a sports anchor for the local news station – barely able to keep my life together. I was not getting the support from the station I needed to meet my coverage expectations. I didn’t have time to do anything for myself. I hardly ever saw family during my college years, and I felt guilty not letting my dog live his best life.
I quit. I was unhappy. Simply put. I loved a lot of the things I was doing and made great friends, but surviving isn’t the same as living.
I quit my job, sold all my stuff, packed up my dog (you’ll hear and see a lot about him), and moved across the country to live with my then-boyfriend. The boy was temporary, but my decision to live my life the way I wanted wasn’t.
I take away things from my past. I learned to work hard and appreciate fitness, wellness, and teamwork. I learned how to write and become a multi-media guru. I learned about make-up and self-care. I learned that’s it’s okay to not fulfill other people’s expectations of yourself. I learned to communicate.
Now I’m learning more about myself every day and want to share that story to hopefully inspire others. I want to inspire others by sharing experiences that have brought me joy or lessons I’ve learned that have made me a better person. I want to help people see that it’s okay that things don’t always make sense, but still to charge on to live the life you want.
What have I found out about myself?
I love adventure, nature, and traveling. I love my dog. I love photography and sports. I love wellness, self-care, and style. I love people and storytelling. I love lamp.
I cover travel and adventures on Planting Trees Backwards and cover products and self-discovery on my personal blog. One thing I take pride in is providing all my own photos and videos.
So I invite you to join me as spread the message about living an adventurous, healthy life and hope to help people see that happiness is the only thing that matters.