This is my message to the world...
My journey on The Shift began three years ago when I found myself extremely overworked, under paid and under appreciated. I've worked in the corporate world since I was nineteen years old, and I am no stranger to hard work; stress was a fuel I thrived on. I've always been passionate about my work, and I always drive myself to be better. I take pride in my work. It matters to me, like I'm leaving an imprint of myself on everything I touch. So, three years ago, applying that same amount of passion to another's dream, when people told me to my face that I was not appreciated and my work didn't matter, I kind of lost it. That was a huge turning point for me.
I promised myself, this was the beginning of the new me, the better me. I never wanted to feel that broken and lost again. I began researching ways to let go of the stress that was so tangible, it felt more like an illness. I changed my diet, got rid of the junk food, fast food and soda. I drank more water instead of another cup of coffee. I started to practice meditation which allowed me to quiet my mind and really hear my inner voice. I was finally beginning to feel at peace with myself, I felt so alive for the first time in a long time that I wanted to discover more and dive deeper. I wanted to make a difference in the world. Once that realization hit me, I needed to then figure out how I could make an impact on the world. What was my message I wanted to send to the world? Another journey down the rabbit hole of self discovery, and I finally found my life purpose.
Our world is being consumed by stress and hate, we are lost souls unsure of what the point is. I know I am not alone in this struggle, there are others out there going through the same pain. The Shift is a vision and a mission to help people look internally for true happiness instead of externally for what we think is happiness -- but is really just a momentary distraction until we get bored and move on to the next thing we think will make us happy. We are never satisfied because what we've been told is happiness is nothing more than an illusion. It’s time to listen to our inner voices, it's time we honor our spirit and be true to our soul. My journey was long and painful, yours doesn't have to be. I'm here to help.