This post is completely different from my other blog posts. Although I won’t be providing any tips or advice, I am providing a peek into my life and some recent, exciting opportunities I’ve been provided with in my business!
A couple of months ago, a friend from the gym I exercise at approached me with an opportunity to be involved in a retreat being held for women who are victims of human trafficking. She asked if I’d be interested in giving a nutrition presentation during the retreat. This was the first opportunity of its kind I’d been presented with since starting my own business, so of course I said yes! I was so grateful to have been given this opportunity to share what I am passionate about, and I also felt very humbled and blessed to be able to work with such a wonderful organization and the women the organization is helping.
Going into the retreat, I didn’t really know what to expect. It was filled with exercising, worship, testimonies, survivor stories, prayer, and a touch of nutrition. I only attended a few hours of the retreat, but it was amazing and quite humbling. I felt like my presentation paled in comparison to the stories some of the other women were sharing, but I knew one of the goals of the retreat was to introduce these women to different areas of health and how to go about living healthy lifestyles.
After the retreat, I was asked if I would be interested in leading an eight week nutrition course for this organization. Inside I was screaming, “YES! ABSOLUTELY! OH MY GOSH, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!” What an honor to have been asked to participate in the retreat, but to then be asked to come back to lead a nutrition course?! I was floored to have been offered such an amazing opportunity. Of course I told them I was interested and provided them with a brief outline of what the course might look like. They liked what they saw, and I teach my first class this Wednesday, February 7th!
It is a wild mix of emotions that I am feeling; I’m nervous and excited and thankful and hopeful. I am hoping this course will engage the women at the organization and will encourage them to continue to make progress. I have always said that if any classes, presentations, blogs, etc. I do can help even just one person, I will feel like it was successful, but I’m hoping this course will help all of these women, even if they only attend one of the eight classes.
I’ve completed the presentation and activity for the first class, and once I’m finished with this post, its back to working on the next seven! Thank you for taking the time to read this post and catching up with what’s happening in my business life – next week’s blog will be back to normal!
Think positive, stay active, and smile. -A