“Though she be but little, she is fierce.”
- William Shakespeare
Megan (Meagan, Meghan); meaning strong and capable, pearl, a child of light. My parents had a plaque in my room as a child that said “Megan, Exalted one”. When you’re a kid you have no idea what the hell people are talking about when they say “oh she takes after her name”, or “ohhh she’s a true gemini ”. Your name is you, and you go about your life being you. Looking back to my childhood I remember some very strong moments where my true fierceness really showed through.
My Dad was the local minister in town and my sister, and brother’s spent hours on end at the church while my parents worked, or held services. One day when I was probably around 8 I decided I was going to play “Mom” and walk my then 4 year old brother down the street alone to the small school playground without telling anyone. I trusted my ability to take care of him, and thought this was the best idea at the time. What I didn’t consider was how scared my parents would be when they couldn’t find the two of us. Also keep in mind in the 90’s parents didn’t hover over their children like we do today. I’m not sure how long we were gone for but I do remember being on the swings with my brother when my father’s friend pulled into the parking lot frantically saying prayers that he found us safe. Shit! For the record, I 100% did not say this word when I was 8; I am Pastor’s kid after all. I don’t remember much after that, but looking at this situation now, I think of myself as brave and ballsy to even attempt an endeavor along those lines. To be clear I would kill my daughter if she ever did this, so let’s keep this story to ourselves lol.
“I don’t care, go on and tear me apart.”
- “Johny” Sing 2
Fast forward to freshman year of high school when I had my public school debut. If you didn’t know, I was homeschooled until 9th grade. Yes, I know it was nuts to start school at the ripe age of 14 years old, but when my mom asked if I wanted to go to public school I was ecstatic at the social opportunities and jumped at the chance. I can’t say that I loved high school (who loved high school?) but I did make a core group of girlfriends that I am still friends with to this day. For that I am eternally grateful for my decision. Bold, fearless, courageous.
“Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
At 24 years old I met my husband. He had a fun apartment in Boston that I stayed at often, and casually did the walk of shame the next morning, begging myself to magically turn invisible so I would not have to face my father. Two years later I was the first one in my family to have the confidence to move in with my boyfriend before we were married. As you can imagine from a local town minister’s perspective this pre marital sexed, sinner of a daughter was hard for him to handle. I did it anyway.
I paved my own path where I wanted it to go, and it was awkward and weird for a bit with my parents, but I pushed through and luckily for me it worked out. Willis and I will be married 8 years in June and he is literally my biggest supporter and I am so grateful I took that harder path to get where we are today. I also paved a new trail for my brothers to be able to live with their girlfriends with no judgment (I am still salty about that one), prayers for their well being, or my dad constantly asking my husband when he was going to propose. I’m gonna take this full credit here! YOUR WELCOME. Brave, strong, capable.
“You don’t know until you know.”
- Biggie Smalls
All of these moments I was completely unaware of in the course of my life. It wasn’t until I started digging really deep to create and build my new business that I realized, “alright, I have this discipline, and tenacity to do this, and do it well.“ This seems to be the story for a lot of people. Look back, find these moments of strength and use them as fuel to fight for what you want. I bet if you look very carefully you too will see that you have the tools already to bring your dreams into reality.
“The most powerful leadership tool you have is your own personal example.”
- John Wooden
Having one successful business under my belt I thought I had it all. After completing my Life Coaching certification I realized that my current career is part of my mountain to true purpose. I jumped at the chance to experiment and learn and more! My leap of faith to go back to school filled a void I never knew I had, lighting a fire of purpose that excites me everyday! It feels like a missing piece has been added to my life. Health is my life. I eat, breathe and sleep wellness, and now I get to inspire, support and guide you, together.
I think that is what I love most about coaching. It is a partnership, we support each other to stay on track, to become better each day, learn more about ourselves and evolve! There is always something to learn and to work on. You will be shocked when tiny little changes help you achieve your biggest life goals. When those small changes provide that little extra to become a confident, thriving human being who wakes up every morning exhilarated to take on the day.
“No one ever said it was easy.”
- Said everyone everywhere
Let me clarify here, even if I seem like I have my shit together I am still human. Number one, creating a new business is incredibly hard and time consuming. Second, learning a GIANT new industry is even more overwhelming, talk about information overload. I have struggled EVERYDAY trying to rebalance my time. I have struggled everyday with myself. Self-doubt is a bitch, and also when you are learning about yourself and growing at such a rapid speed it brings up a lot of old demons trying to hold me back.
Let me tell you this; the struggle is where it is at because right over that hurdle is the growth. Guys, to be honest I love every second of it and know I have the tools within me to overcome any obstacle! Is it stressful and scary and literally making me sweat? Yes, I am actually sweating right now because I am so vulnerable, but tomorrow I will remember that I just grew a little stronger. For you, for me, for the world.
“Results happen over time. Not overnight. Work hard, stay consistent, and be patient.”
Everyday I remind myself to be patient with myself, and that nothing ever happens overnight. I ask you to be patient with me as well. Harnessing my ideas, and creations is a process, and like I said I am growing by the second! Good news is, I am exactly where I am supposed to be at this moment. My onlyness, my authentic voice is alive! I am an ever growing force, creating my dream business not only to help you meet your goals and dreams but to help ME fulfill my purpose in the world today. I go back to that first year of my daughter’s life, and promise myself I will never sacrifice myself or my purpose again. I am not here for you to like me, I am here to inspire my daughter and you to be better every single day. To lead and help change the world starting with ourselves.
If you struggle daily with tasks, trying to balance it all, with trying to create and harness your beautiful ideas… know that you are not alone. Keep going, dig deep, find those moments of strength and use them! Don’t let anyone hold you back, and know Pain will always set you free. Within my pain and vulnerability is where the beautiful, real, honest creations happen, and I can’t wait to share them with you.
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