Living your values


Let’s start with a little exercise.

Imagine yourself 6 months from today. Where do you want to be?

Need an anchor point? You will be nearly 2 months into your New Year’s Resolutions. 

February 2021.

What are you doing?

How are you feeling?

6 months ago, where was I?

I was just emerging from the Ohio winter time doldrums looking forward to spring. 

<finger snap>

Quarantine. Clinics cancelled.

Pollen season- interrupted.

But somehow amid this chaos and within 48 hours, I had started my own business AND found out I was offered a dream position at work, associate program director of our Allergy & Immunology Fellowship. 

I didn’t feel ready. Imposter syndrome is REAL. 

I was scared.  This was WAY out of my comfort zone. I am not a sales person. 

Was I healthy enough to take all of this on? It’s hard to trust your body when it starts betraying you.

What changed?

I started living my values: choosing opportunities that allowed me to educate and build connection with others. I committed making purposeful decisions. I stopped choosing indecision. I leaned into the fear and discomfort. 

6 months later:

2 new fellows are already a living, breathing part of our fellowship family.

We have an amazing pool of applicants to interview for our next incoming class.

I have a new revenue streams that are paying off my student debt. My team has grown to 13 of us.

The biggest surprises? 

The communities I have been welcomed into with open arms and knowing I am doing something for the greater good is FEEDING MY SOUL.

Living your values can make ALL THE DIFFERENCE in your health- body, mind and soul. 

Take the time, do the work, live your values, lean into the fear. I promise it is worth it.

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