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I haven’t made an official post about me graduating because honestly I’ve been SO busy since school.
Pretty much all the hours of the day that were previously found and dedicated to school were immediately filled with business and clients and I’m so thankful for that.
A lot of people don’t know that I wanted so badly to drop out of school to focus all my attention on my business.
I wasn’t enjoying what I was studying really.
I had started school trying to become a dietician. But quickly realized I had no interest in actually telling people what to eat or spend any time in a hospital setting because I just never liked that.
I expressed my frustrations to robbie after almost a full year of under grad studies for clinical nutrition and dietetics.
And he’s like all you talk about is mindset and personal development and how much you love studying lifespan development, psychology classes, and philosophy.
Why don’t you do something like that? I told him I just wanted to study something I actually loved. And my parents would have kicked me out of the house. (Love them for that I was being so ungrateful and I know that now. I would never take back the blessing of an education for anything)
So I found a new online school and declared my psychology major.
And I am SO frikkin happy I did. It was truly the best thing I’ve done. It was challenging at times.
I was working three jobs at one point, one of which was running my own business.
I was also prepping for shows for over a year of my time in school.
Before I went into college I had started my business right after high school.
I was actually verbally committed to play volleyball for a university in Wisconsin but gave that up to pursue my true new love of fitness and bodybuilding.
I was blessed with two parents who had been saving money to put me through college since I was born & I am so lucky and grateful for them putting me through college.
So many people said studying online would be too hard but for me I loved it!
It allowed me to work multiple jobs and grow my business. I also never love being forced to be somewhere at x time.
I also was NOT interested in the typical collage lifestyle.
Every time I sat down to get my schoolwork done it was a personal choice which made the experience even more gratifying for me.
I was doing speaking engagements in various cities and states for business as a young entrepreneur.
I became a #1 best-selling self-help author, I was featured on over 25 podcasts, online interviews, masterclasses, and articles. I started my own podcast which now has over 100k unique downloads. I did 6 bikini competitions placing top five in all five of the ones that I did in one year. I fell in love with the sport
Hated myself. Loved myself. Had a horrible relationship with food and my body. Healed my relationship with food and my body. Fell in love.
Hired mentors, helped other business owners, refined my own mission, impacted lives all over the world, developed new friends, made lots of mistakes, had some seriously traumatic experiences happen that I still have not talked about and some of which are part of my story but not my story to tell.
I Quit my jobs. Went full time in my business. Took on way more responsibility in my life
I mean seriously so much has happened in four years.
I am so grateful for that time. I am so grateful for everything I learned.
I loved all my classes earning my degree in Psychology. I got straight A’s (except for two required math classes where I got Bs lol!). I loved school and loved pushing myself to learn and be better and apply myself
I was guided to my true passion of helping others with their mindset around food, their body, and their goals.
I have such a better and deeper understanding of why people do things they do, act the way they act, and believe in what they believe in.
I feel like the textbooks, exams, research, reports, and ALL of it really added knowledge and value that I would have not previously had.
I will never look down on college or the commitment to higher education ever again. It was meaningful for me. It has enhanced how I work with my clients. It had changed the way I feel about things.
The textbook knowledge combined with real, raw experiences has led me through pain and darkness to so much light and love.
I have amazing amazing amazing people in my life. My parents, my sister, my family, my boyfriend, my friends, so many amazing people.
I am so proud of myself for going to school, sticking with it, never giving up on MY dreams even though I totally could have & some people told me to consider it.
And now I have my degree, I’m making a real impact doing what I really love, and I am SO happy.
Thank you for being along for the ride with me. I couldn’t have done a majority of this without the support of many of you.