I've walked in your shoes. This is my story.

I know why you’re here.

You dread getting up in the morning to go to a job you hate. You feel like you’re wasting your life when you could (and should) be doing something meaningful. You’re stressed and anxious and don’t even have time to do the things you love because no matter how much you hate your job, you still put in the work every day until you finish your to-do list. You care so much about others and making a difference, but your current job is gradually chipping away at your soul.

I’ve been there and I know how much it sucks.

Right out of college, I got a great job teaching preschool special education. My then-boyfriend (now husband) and I moved to California and I loved teaching. For about three years. And then the bureaucracy and politics of working in a school district started to get to me. I was exhausted every single day. I tried other jobs within the education world until, 8 years later, I finally took the leap and left teaching. I finally got the guts to tell my dad that I wasn’t doing what I went to college for. I finally trusted myself that I would make it work, no matter what, because I deserved to be happy and fulfilled.

For most of my adult life, I thought that I could just put my head down and do my job and that my passions could be a hobby. They could be something I did “on the side.” But the more jobs I tried, the more I was forced to get clear about who I was and what I wanted out of life. I finally realized that I couldn’t not do meaningful work.

That’s why I created the Life Discovery Project – so that other women like me could bring purpose into their lives and have an impact on the world.

Between then and now, I’ve been a dog trainer, assistant race director, freelance writer, editor, event planner, personal assistant, and yoga teacher. I’ve earned a life coach certification and have a master’s degree in education (my master’s thesis on teacher burnout!) and another one in psychology. I will always recommend traveling abroad and if you can’t find anyone to go with you, go solo. You won’t regret it.

I’m also real into the woo – tarot, crystals, pendulums, reiki, shamanism – I love it all. (I’m actually a reiki master.) I often use these things in my work, but I also believe that none of that is any good unless you can ground it into your real life. We may be spiritual beings having a human experience but we also have bills to pay and relationships to navigate.

Life is entirely too short to waste it on doing things that crush your soul. The world needs people living out their purpose and passion – now more than ever. I know it’s scary, but I’m here to walk you through it. I promise we’ll make it to the other side.

XO Abbie

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