From princess to hippy

From princess to hippy

Growing up, I was always a princess.  The biggest girly-girl you would ever meet actually. I grew up in a hockey arena watching my brothers, and in between that I was doing my own activities.  I remember being on the volleyball court with fake eyelashes and my dance makeup on. I would play a game in the tournament, then change in the car to be ready to perform my next dance at the competition. 

I never struggled with my weight until I turned 18.  I took a leap of faith and dove right into a working holiday visa in Australia, and within two months, gained 25 pounds (keep in mind I’m about 5’3). I got tonsillitis three times and had to miss out on diving the Great Barrier Reef.  I could feel my body struggling and my energy levels were always low. I filled my body with so much chicken schnitzel, pizza, and alcohol that I would never want to admit to.  I travelled for 7 1/2 months in Oz, and finished my last two weeks in Fiji, island hopping.

 Something changed in me after Fiji. I wasn't sure what, until later on..

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