As we worked together, we began to trace the threads of her identity back to her childhood where she had labeled herself ‘the fat kid’.
Being the fat kid became an IN-security blanket of sorts for her. But one that was comforting nonetheless.
And no matter how much success she built for herself in her adult life, underneath it all was that same little girl who was trying to figure out who she was.
Little did she know, she was helping ME figure out WHO I WAS.
The day she called me to say she was quitting, that she just couldn’t do it anymore, is the day that shifted MY identity forever.
Because I realized, in that moment, how my journey had led me to a place where I could influence others in an unbelievably profound way. I could literally help them reshape their identities.
The hole that was left when my athlete identity label peeled away was filled 100 times over.
This was my purpose, to help create strength, resilience, and healthy self-images in the people I served.