My name is Melanie and I'm a girl on a mission to navigate this crazy life in the most exciting and fulfilling way possible. I moved back and forth from Massachusetts to Canada growing up, but I'm happy to say that I've finally planted some roots here in Houston, Texas (for now) *wink face*.
I've checked off most of the boxes of the 'American Dream' in my first 30 years of life: 6-figure job, wife, home owner, dog owner, business owner, gained and lost 60 pounds, traveled around the world, yada, yada, yada...
But like most of what the internet portrays, that is just my highlight reel. What's probably more interesting about me is: I got laid off from that 6-figure job that I hated, I am now divorced after not even a full year of marriage, I went from being an owner to a renter, I'm a single dog Mom, and I removed myself from several business partnerships. A little different image than the first part.
I consider the first 30 years of my life a crash course in living out the dreams others had for me...'others' being society. Now that I've checked off all those boxes, I am determined to stay in the driver's seat of my life and choose my own destiny regardless of what others think. I saw what the alternative gave me, a life of stress, numbing, and heartbreak.
Now I choose me. My only real goal is to learn who I am and follow the whispers of my own heart without judgement. I am stepping more into my truth each day and embodying feelings of freedom without boundaries. That's my new metric for success.
If you made it this far, maybe you want some version of that too. If so, you're one of my people! I'm so glad you're here ♡