Okay, okay - let me start from the beginning.
A couple of years ago, I friended a fellow military spouse on FB. She and I had a lot in common but, life happened and distance was an excuse and I failed to follow up and connect with her. Come on, don't look at me with that Judgey McJudgerson look on your face - you've done it, too.
Well, we reconnected when my soon-to-be ex-husband and I had the pleasure of being invited to (and taking them up on their offer) Thanksgiving 2016 at her house. It was a quick road trip to Delaware that allowed us the face-to-face time to grow our bond.
After that, we texted one another, connected through social media and different messenger accounts - it was great. How refreshing to find an independent, tomboy of an outdoorsman, not afraid to get dirty, biker chick friend who was also a milso (military significant other) and knew the nonsense and disappointment that can come with being a military dependent. We clicked.
Then, something awesome happened. You see, she knew I was an entrepreneur, living a life to help others connect to their healthiest self. Come to find out, this creative, passionate, empathic new friend of mine decided to start a new business and it sounded amazing! She was a little nervous about her launch (as we all are when we first get started as business owners), but her fervor could not be contained or hidden and I just knew big things were in store for her.
Fast forward to a couple of months ago ➡️ ➡️ ➡️ ➡️ ➡️ ➡️ ➡️ ➡️
My new friend launched her business. BOOM! It was out there and her site is gorgeous (I kinda hate you but only in the way that it's a compliment and not actual hate-hate), her emails are clever, and the offer looked amazing. So, of course, I had to support my girl! I clicked the "connect with me" button and scheduled an appointment for a free consultation. Best decision of my LIFE!
There is something you feel when someone truly listens to you. Not in a way that you know they are rehearsing their reply or how you can sometimes feel that someone is listening to guide you into a trap or something. Nope. She listened deeply, took a lot of notes, and soaked it all in to see if she thought she could help me. After some discussion, we both felt it was a go. She emailed me, I prayed on the decision, we took some time in our respective corners to be sure it was a good match, and we came to the decision that it was. Time to get started.
My bi-weekly video meetings with this lovely creature became the highlight of my weeks. No lie. We laughed, we dreamed, she asked probing questions, I got real vulnerable and needed the tissues (twice? ), and something awesome began to take shape. She introduced me to amazing, online resources, I showed her a bit of my world as a health and fitness lifeline, she crafted a clear picture (in written word) of who I am and what I do, and I gave in to the process because she was doing something so heartfelt and catered to me.
On our last business call (because you know we were friend by then and there was no way she was going to get away from me socially even if our business had concluded) she shared with me a bonus free gift and let me read all of the work she had put into my copy. Sweet goodness, wow.
You know how you have those friends who speak truth into your life? You know? Those friend who tell you he doesn't deserve you and that you finish that half marathon and how strong you've been and the things they admire about you and it's not weird or uncomfortable or just an empty platitude. Those friends. You know how those friends make you feel like you can take on the world, walk a high fashion runway, bring back Firefly (because that TV show rocks), and cook the perfect scallop (I've never been able to cook the perfect scallop ? ) because of their confidence in you? That's what Stacia did for me. This wonderful woman is a talented poet, an aspiring author, and a wonderful friend. She is a creative, a dreamer, an artist, a muse, and she pushes herself to give her best to those she chooses to work with. Can you imagine how honored I was to have her choose to work with me? When she describes me as a warrior I went with it. I means, that’s what she said, right?
When all is said and done, I cannot thank Stacia for what she did for me. She fed my hope. 2017 has been filled with pain and difficult change. A necessary spine surgery resulted in a debilitating disability. This change in my health caused me to lose my job and my home. As if that wasn't bad enough, 4 days before my spine surgery, my husband of almost 10 years told me he no longer wanted to be married and abandoned me. At a time in my life when I was feeling beaten down and lost, I was hesitant to invest in myself financially, but Stacia gave me more than I could ever pay for. With her support and talent she helped me to see myself and my potential in such an amazing light and I am certain I can do whatever I set my mind to. Seeing myself through her eyes has been amazing and I cannot wait to work with her again.
I would love to have you join my team and live a life of passion and purpose helping yourself and others with their health and fitness. If you would like to chat and see if this opportunity is right for you, click here.
If you are interested in getting to know Stacia and learning about the opportunity to work with her (I promise you, you will not regret it), click here.
I am Christian Straightedge Christ follower, an Army Brat, an ex-milso, founder and CEO of FitnessAnyaMind, a sofa CEO, a nomad, a fur baby mom, and a mindset builder. I enjoy nature, reading, music, cooking, and taking care of those whom I love.