I have never backed away from a challenge or something that seems “hard”. I prefer the winding slower path over the one that many others have followed and worn. Not because I don’t trust them or question the value of time and speed, but because I trust that those people are already sharing the stories that path has to tell. What about the other path? Who is going to absorb and share its story? If I have the option and ability, it will be me. This winding path has taken me through various programs of study and professions. Along the path to my bachelor’s degree, I experienced management information systems, took a year to obtain a master cosmetology diploma, real estate, organizational leadership, and ended with a degree in marketing. The professions aligned with this path and created the real-time feedback loop I needed to process and apply the classroom instruction. I spent many years while pursuing my degree working in healthcare. I then served customers in the chair and on the table in a salon. I then helped individuals and families navigate the largest financial transaction most families in this country make. I then fell in love with helping brands share their story, which moved from Atlanta to New York City and then San Francisco as I started to help new technology companies innovate, launch, and grow. A motorcycle accident forced my attention to shift away from my career and team and to myself and healing. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always been a physically active person swimming, playing water polo, softball, hitting the gym, running, yoga, hiking, and exploring with my dog. Before the accident, the motivation and drive behind being active was two-fold: to clear my mind away from a screen and to try and overcome a horrifying list of family medical issues. Through multiple surgeries over a few years, I learned a lot more about the recovery process, my body, and how to give my mind and body what it needed with a new set of boundaries. This conscious (albeit forced) shift inward led me to take time off to travel the country and to reconnect with yoga. This path meandered into me starting my own business and continuing to explore the country as a full-time nomad. The path also allowed me the opportunity to spend a month in India going through yoga teacher training surrounded by some amazing people. So here I am, approaching 40, and striving for the balance between serving others and myself, screen time and fresh air, planning and following the breeze, action oriented entrepreneur and calm slow breathing yogi consciously and mindfully taking the slow winding road and soaking up the energy and gifts all around us and sharing a smile everywhere life sends me as I continue to write the story of Jeremy.
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