I grew up in a tiny town in the middle of Missouri. I grew up in poverty in a trailer with no running water or working heat. At the same time, my step-father was abusive and loved to tell me I wouldn’t amount to much in life.
Why do I start on that sad note? Because the way I prevailed from that is the same that I teach to other people to this day.
We all have those thoughts of “I’m not good enough” or “I’m not smart enough” or some other variety of not being “enough”. Sometimes it’s brought on by another person, or sometimes it’s been with you for as long as you can remember. But if there is one goal I have during my time on this planet, it’s to remind you that YOU ARE ENOUGH!
After high school, I went into college thinking I was going to be a classical musician.
After a few years, I knew that wouldn’t work, so I dropped out of college. But it was devastating though, those old fears of “not enough” crept back up.
Like, “How would I be able to survive on my own? .. I’m not smart enough! I need a degree for people to take me seriously.“
For a while there, I was very lost. I was working four (yes FOUR) part-time jobs to make ends meet.
After I while I ended up at a department store chain and worked my way up the promotion ladder. I thought I was back on track. Getting promotions is the American dream, right?
And there it was again… that “not enough” thought. “Ok, Monica, to prove you’re worth anything, you’ve got to hustle and worked harder than anyone around you!” It said.
I poured my blood, sweat and tears (quite literally) into my job. I gave over 100% to my job; I didn’t leave ANY room to acknowledge my own needs.
Thanks to this, I became overweight and depressed. I came home every night EXHAUSTED and didn’t have enough energy to even have a conversation with my husband.
My relationships around me started to suffer because my relationship with myself wasn’t great.
I knew then I needed a change in my life.
I started to integrate fitness and good nutrition into my everyday routine. Slowly but surely, I started to see change in my appearance, but I knew I needed a mental change, too. With my thoughts out of control, I needed to be able to learn to calm my mind. So I added meditation into my day.I thought that after I had all three of these boxes checked off, that I would be good. I thought I defeated my “not enough” mentality once and for all.
Nope. I still had some work to do. But now, I was ready to face it head on. I’m always working on making sure that I know I am MORE than enough.
Which is why I’m here. Talking to you now.
My goal with this site to help remind you that YOU ARE ENOUGH. I want help remind you of all the things about you that are special, and I want to ignite that confidence in yourself that I KNOW you have!
Why do I care so much about confidence? Because I know that the first step for you to be able to achieve anything you want in this life stems from how confident you are in yourself to be able to do it!
Wether you learn through my free content like my Blog or my podcast, Imperfection with Intentionor through my coaching opportunities, my goal is the same: to show you that you CAN live the life you want.
I’m so glad to have you here and I hope this is just the beginning for us! I’d love to be able to learn how to help you more. The best way to stay connected and to get weekly inspiration and other tips and stories is to become a member of our email family.
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Thanks again for being here, and I’m so excited to see what we can uncover together.