It's my 23rd birthday and I feel perfectly content where I'm at right now. My passion for health and fitness has allowed me to help an incredible amount of people improve their quality of life and my fitness business is starting to take off! I just moved to Texas, I'm living with the man of my dreams and finishing up my internship to complete my degree in Exercise Science and Health.
But, I'm standing at a crossroads. I have been describing my immediate future as viewing a blank slate, but that's not what it is. I am literally standing at a fork in the road. I've realized that for once in my life I have options. I'm not tied down by school or work and I may be broke but I'm not letting money get in my way. Although I may be content where I'm at now, my heart races for more.
My goal for the last 6 months has been to dedicate all my time to my fitness business after my internship in August. As many of you know, my plan is to become successful enough, through coaching, to provide aid for the children I worked with in Ghana, Africa. The only thing is, I don't want to wait. I am in contact with a woman there who has been helping in Ghana for the past year and they need help getting the kids in school and fund-raise for the tuition.. THIS August/September.
But, I have a year lease in Texas, I have a dog, I have a business, I have the love of my life here. I could also potentially start personal training for secondary income. Granted I would probably only take off to Africa for a month or so, but that's still a big commitment. This upcoming opportunity wouldn't be anything that provides any sort of income either but this is where my 2nd passion is, Global Health and Community Development.
My other option is to stay and focus on getting myself financially stable. I believe in Beachbody coaching and my ability to help people lose weight, I just need to dedicate enough time to it to grow it into the business that many successful coaches are living off of. Through Beachbody, a few years down the road, I'd be more capable of providing my own income to this community in Africa.
My other thoughts have been to try for the Masters of Public Health Program again here at Baylor. My internship at the Public Health District has been going pretty well and I have been able to propose ideas, meet many top level coordinators in the community as well as interact with non-profit organizations here in Waco. In other words, my foot is in the door and I'm making many connections within the community. Baylor may accept me the second time around.
And lastly, I have a pending opportunity to go to Ethiopia with Run for Water to fund-raise and assist in building a well for a village. It would only be a two week trip but would require a lot of funding, which I don't currently have.
So this blog is a bunch of thought vomit because I need you're advice. I hear from many of you that you read my blogs daily and I can see on the stats that an average of 600 people read my blogs daily. So can we switch roles for one day and instead of me giving you advice, I'd love to hear your thoughts.
Prayers are also very much appreciated as I know God has a plan for me and my life and I am eager and excited to see where this crossroads takes me!