My mom encourages me to pursue my goals and find my true passions. We both know this will happen, but it is easy to lose motivation when being at home is easy and comfortable. I haven't been "forced" to put myself out there, but I know it needs to happen. I am extremely fortunate and grateful to live in my parents home for the time being. However, when I'm living on my own, I am my personal support, asking my friends and family for guidance so I know I'm on the right path. Living at home, my family and friends are my support, and I have become much more dependent on them.
I recently completed a therapeutic chef program in Boulder where I was able to learn from and work under some of the most knowledgeable and experienced individuals in the natural health scene in Colorado. Everything about this program felt so right with the path that I want to take. Even though my heart still belongs in the mountains, I left because I wanted to focus on my health and career. After receiving support from my family and friends, I decided moving home was the best option at the time. It was a tough decision to make, but I am glad to be home for now. I know that I will find my way, as long as I stay true to myself and fight for what I believe in. I do not want to get stuck in a job or career that I do not love with my whole heart. I need to get motivated about reaching my goals. I have done it before, and I know it works.