I used to be a mechanical engineer and homeowner. I had retirement savings. I was safe, stable, and secure.
But inside, I yearned for adventure. I wanted to see more of the world and two weeks of vacation per year wasn’t cutting it.
So I sold everything, respectfully quit my job, and set out to travel around the world for over two years. I hiked through jungles, ate foods I’d never seen before, and developed a greater sense of self-confidence.
And along the way, I met a beautiful woman who changed my life.
We traveled through Australia, China, and Sri Lanka together. We moved to Montreal and got a cat named Kiwi. I learned to speak French. She encouraged me to go back to school and eventually I left the corporate world and launched my own coaching business, all with her support.
My girlfriend and I had a loving, solid relationship.
Then after five years and countless adventures together, we broke up. I said goodbye to Kiwi and left the place I called home.
I struggled at first. I grieved in not-so-healthy ways and got sucked into the vortex of negative feelings.
But then I got curious about my breakup. I wondered, “How can I heal faster? What’s the best way to move on? How can I use my coaching skills to make this easier to deal with?”
It was a journey filled with self-reflection and growth. I learned how to get comfortable with the negative feelings, reframe my mindset, and move forward with more confidence, peace, and happiness.
I turned my breakup into an opportunity to become a better, stronger version of myself.
Coaching helped me move on from the shittiest breakup of my life—and now I use my knowledge, skills, and inspirational messages to help others do the same.
Year Of Fear
In 2016, I decided to start a blog called the Year Of Fear. My goal was to face a new personal fear every month for one year.
This is what happened…