Hello everyone and happy Friday! I have had an incredible day so far – I woke up before 8am so I could head outside for a quick 2 mile run, then I had a looong breakfast with my Mum and little sister, hung out around the house & now Im off to the beach in a bit to swim in the ocean (and get my tan on). Before I go out to grab some sun, I thought that I should stop by my well-loved blog because I cant leave you all hanging on a weekend! I take my posting schedule very seriously, and treat my blog like a serious job – its super important to me!
I think the reason that this blog means so much to me is because it took a major leap of faith for me to go outside of my comfort zone and start posting things about my life on the internet. It was scary at first, but my love and passion for health and fitness is so incredibly prominent and strong in my life that I knew that I needed a creative outlet to share it with the world. This lifestyle means so much to me, and it has brought me to such an amazing place in my life that I am filled with such gratitude all I want to do is inspire and help other people to achieve the same kind of earnest happiness in their lives as I have with mine. The feeling I get from knowing that I am fueling my body well and treating it with the utmost respect is the reason that I get up at 6am to workout, push through the tough times, the soreness, the colds and flus, and make my health a priority in my life. I know that when I am living this beautiful, bountiful lifestyle I am most prepared to commit myself to my family, my loved ones, and my friends because I feel so dang good!
When it dawned upon me that I can be filled with energy and enthusiasm simply from eating a balanced, natural diet and exercising on the regular, I instantly knew that this philosophy was the catalyst for a health revolution worldwide – one that I wanted to be a part of. I can clearly remember the day that I knew I wanted to study Holistic Nutrition – it was the summer and I had been searching online, looking at food blogs in my newly found spare time. I ran across one called Deliciously Ella, and I heard of her incredible story of healing herself of sickness through food. I was so incredibly inspired, and wanted to find a job title that would allow me to help other people heal themselves in the same way with my guidance. After googling a fair bit, I found the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, the only school that upon graduating, gives you the title of Registered Holistic Nutritionist. It was from that point that Mindfully Miranda was born, but not until later that I had the courage to start posting (lol). It still leaves me giddy today, knowing that after completing my years worth of classes – I can instantly start to help people, which has been my passion all along. I was also inspired along the way by a fellow Canadian RHN, Sophie Gray of WayofGray, who balances her amazing nutritionist work with personal training. Since fitness and healthy eating go hand-in-hand for me, I thought that there is nothing holding me back from being more multi-faceted, so I decided to look in to becoming a Group Fitness Instructor (as soon as I graduate and become of age), specializing in POP Pilates – the form of exercise that I discovered that helped me learn to love myself again. I am so grateful for my struggles, for it is in them that I have found my strength, my passion, and my calling.
I believe with all of my heart that I can and will strive in this community and in my chosen professions, because I know that the positive energy and love that radiates from me when I am following my passions and doing what I love will reach what I hope is millions (yes, millions) of people all across the globe. I know in my heart that I will be my own boss, following my own schedule, and I will making the very most of it (because when you do what you love, it doesn’t feel like work). I will be financially secure, regardless of what anyone says or believes about my profession, simply because I know that when you dedicate what you do to God, to helping others and to the Universe, that in turn, those individuals and those forces take care of you too.
What I want all of you to take from this post, is that no matter your passion, you were given those talents for a reason. Please recognize just how unique and needed in the world that those passions (and you) are! Follow your dreams, study what you love (regardless of society’s standards), and prove anyone who treats you with negativity wrong! I would be lying if I said that everyone around me has been 100% supportive of my choices to attend a different University and pursue a creative career as opposed to a safe one, such as (my original) teaching. I’ve been told that it is a “waste of a brain” to pursue Nutrition and Fitness, as if knowing vitamins, minerals, signs of deficiencies, bodily functions, muscle groups and movements, etc. requires no knowledge or effort to understand. I know that it will not be a cake walk by any means, but I am prepared for the challenge, because I love what I do too much not to work my ass off for it. That is the reason why I began working towards my career at 16, by starting this blog and delving into my business opportunities online, to get myself a head start for where I want to be by the time I turn 21, which is pretty darn far. I have a plan (which is still in the works, so I am holding back from sharing it), but I know that God has a plan for me beyond my wildest imagination, and I trust in him to guide me where I am meant to go. Until then, I will keep on trucking along, learning, growing, evolving and challenged myself each day to get closer to my dreams.
The simple act of doing what you love, and what you were destined to do, is something that people should be celebrating, regardless of what that might actually be! If you have a talent or a passion, start looking today into ways that you can make a career out of it! Keep on going, and believe in yourself.
Wishing you above all Health & Happiness
– Miranda xo