For those of you who don’t know me, once I decide to do something, it's insanely difficult to convince me otherwise. In middle school, a seed was planted into my mind that I had the skills to become a good lawyer. And since the idea seemed so reputable and admirable, I decided: I'm going to become a lawyer.
In high school, I hustled to take on leadership roles, participate in extracurriculars, and graduate valedictorian. I went on to a prestigious university; worked even harder to buff up my resume and maintain a solid GPA; and managed to do it all in 3 years. I took my LSATs, had no trouble finding a job post-grad and was ready to apply to law schools--confident I'd get in to a high ranking program. Then… .
"Why do you want to go into law?" A question I found myself fabricating answers to year after year could no longer pull a satisfactory reason out of my imagination. Ultimately, I realized that I wanted to pursue law because I was too prideful to let others see me fall short of my own words. And the closer I got to the career, the more time was taken away from places I deeply desired to pour my time and attention into. "Just because" was no longer a sufficient reason to build my entire life upon or give up my true passions for. ---
Thus, as of this 2017 year, I have decided to forgo my path of stability and prestige to give what I love, and genuinely believe in, my undivided attention (aka health and fitness). Am I scared? Is this super unconventional? Especially for a little Asian girl? HECK YES. I may completely flop, or may become an inspiration to many, who knows? But what I do know is that I have dreams and a vision so it would be a shame to let this opportunity pass me by. As I wholeheartedly pursue this new journey, I'd like to extend the invitation to all of you to follow me and see what happens @strengthwithapurpose. Cheers to living life on the edge and giving work my 100%! .
If you'd like to hear more about my story or my reasons for pursuing fitness, stay tuned… I'll share more in posts to come. Or, feel free to reach out to me personally. I'm open to any and all questions (comments and constructive feedback as well!). .
. : @whymaruo