One of my biggest passions in life is personal development. Making the decision to improve my life by improving myself one day at a time led me to a career I love, a healthy lifestyle, a peer group of people that supported me while challenging me to grow, and a desire to give back. In 2016, I started learning about food in a whole new way. I saw documentaries and had conversations with friends about the meat and dairy industry which deeply disturbed me. Though my whole life was tied to animal products, I decided to give up animal products in 2017 with the exception of eggs and occasional seafood.
Though it was very difficult at times, I felt far more at peace spiritually and adopted a complete plant based diet late in 2017. While I do slip up from time to time, I feel proud to do my body, mind, and soul good while being a role model to others seeking positive change by focusing on progress not perfection.
Every day I feel slightly more enlightened about this existence we call life and do my best to share my message on Instagram as well as the PDF books I have written that I distribute free of charge as there are millions of people living lives lacking passion and purpose that I feel obligated to reach. One day I will be on stages and top podcasts sharing my perspectives, strategies, and truths I have learned in hopes of helping others help themselves.
There are so many lessons I have learned from true mentors in the last few years, but the one I have come up with is that happiness is not a result of great relationships, health, wealth, or anything else. True and lasting happiness comes from two things: The right perspective and gratitude. When you see everything in life happening "FOR you" not "TO you", your perspective will always be in alignment. Pair that with a daily practice of gratitude and you can't go wrong. I believe what separates me is that I was not one of these kids that was born to be a model. It took 7+ years to develop myself physically with losing weight, mentally to build confidence and self worth, and socially to build people skills to get to the point where I could be considered a model.