Everything important I’ve ever done started with pretty much no previous skill or experience.

✔️ Getting into physical therapy school at 20 years old

✔️ Moving to Hawaii with a boy, two dogs and a suitcase

✔️ Having kids

✔️ Opening a pilates studio and selling it 10 years later

✔️ Navigating infertility, multiple surgeries and IVF

✔️ Founding a major Pilates event with hundreds of people

 

I had no idea what I was doing when I took the first tentative steps towards each of these goals.

Sure, I did my research. I answered the questions that needed answering.

I had visited the school I planned on attending.

We had somewhere to live when we landed in Hawaii.

I knew I wanted to be a mom.

I had ten years of Pilates experience before opening my own studio.

But I did not know how to publish my own research study (a requirement for PT school).

I had no idea how to fit into island life.

I could not have predicted the wild ride of infertility and trying to get pregnant I was in for.

But I figured it out as I went along.

I refused to let myself be beat down by the unknown and the fear.

I simply answered one question at a time. I researched. I found people who knew more than I did.

I kept my eyes on my ultimate goals.

And slowly I started to figure things out.

If I would have waited for clarity, knowledge or for sure answers I wouldn’t have experienced the most amazing things of my life.

You can figure out anything. You just have to start. It doesn’t have to be perfect. There will be messy and confusing and frustrating moments. You’ll wonder what you are doing and why you are doing it. Other people will make it look easy while you want to bury your head under the covers.

But if you want it bad enough you can figure it out.

And my oh my is it worth it.

I promise.