Just a few years ago, my life looked and felt so much different than it is today.
Although it may have seemed like I had it all together, internally I was a mess.
I didn't know what my purpose was; I was coasting through life following all of society's rules wondering why I wasn't fulfilled (although quite successful) with my corporate job. I felt like I was on an emotional rollercoaster... at times inspired, hustling, and lit up, only to then feel anxious, stressed + burnt out. I was so disconnected from my higher self + my intuition that I didn't know what I truly wanted. I felt powerless, anger, hurt and shame when my parents divorced; and then fear and sadness when they both went through dis-ease. I felt lost + kept things to myself when things weren't going well. I was afraid of being vulnerable + judged. I looked for all of the answers outside of me, when all I really had to do was go within.
But just as they say,
"It's always darkest before the dawn".
When I was feeling at my lowest point, I realized that I had a choice; A choice to choose to feel bad for myself, focus on all of the negative things I had been going through, or to choose to focus on creating the best case scenario.
I now realize that this was a major turning point in my life. So, I started a "year of Laura". This was the year that I began what I now realize was a self discovery journey, trying to find what lit me up and made me happy. What I found was so much more than that: self love, confidence, a deeper connection to myself, and my purpose on this planet!
During a yoga class one day, I got the download to do a yoga teacher training. I say "download" because I have no idea where that very clear thought came from, but it felt right. I was fairly new to yoga and just thought it would be a great way to deepen my practice. I had no idea that it would lead me down this completely healing path of self discovery + that it would change my life forever.