Why do you do what you do?

The last two weeks have been a marathon.

I came home from a month of traveling that ended in an epic business conference for my passion project. I was psyched to come back home and hit the ground running even though I knew I was going to have to move my whole life (AKA pack up my entire apartment) and move it back to my parents house an hour away. Though this is not the most ideal situation I was extremely grateful for the generosity of my parents to help me through this transition.

Through this transition I have gone through a barrage of  emotions from “Yes, I am so excited the world is my oyster! I can go anywhere!” to “Oh my God I’m one of them – I moved into my parents house at 26!” to “I’m just going to climb in my bed and hope that everything gets better” to jumping out of bed and thinking “YES! I’m going to crush this!”

Through all these emotions I started to take a hard look at my life and ask myself this question: “Why ARE you doing what your doing? Why did you choose this path?”

And I came up with these answers:

I started a home based business because I am passionate about health, helping others, and freedom. I am a traveler and adventurer and want the freedom to be able to travel as I wish and also pass on this gift to others.

I often feel that I have not made any progress but then I realize that in the past 2 years I have:

  • Traveled to three foreign countries, one for a more extended period of time
  • 10+ states, some more than once
  • Worked at my J.O.B. an average of 9-10 months out of the year using the other months to travel
  • Read more books than I’ve ever read in my life (I don’t actually know the number, at least one a month if not more)
  • Become closer with my sisters and immediate family
  • Spent an hour and a half at the gym 6 days a week and closer to my ideal body than I’ve ever been
  • Learned more about being healthy, starting with cellular health, which has expanded into my food habits and being very aware of what I put in my body, resulting in feeling better than ever
  • Mentally healthier and happier than I’ve been able to achieve previously

This is just to name a few. As I reflected upon why I am now in transition, living at my parents deciding where to move to next and creating a nomadic lifestyle, I realized that this is why I do what I do. Though it is not always glamorous, I have lived a fuller and more substantial life in the last two years, full of personal growth, travel, and major health goals. Being an entrepreneur has not always been the easiest path, but it has been worth it and I am grateful for the opportunity.

Now I challenge you to ask yourself: Why do YOU do what you do?