As I wrapped up my time as a Miami HEAT Dancer, inching closer to graduating from the University of Miami, I remember countless people asking what my dream career goals were. I would always respond that my dreams consisted of being financially stable in the arts and entertainment, and how these incompatible elements were essentially unachievable. I had waved the white flag and taken a full time job at a hospital. I would have never believed the way my life would unfold.
In 2018 I was working out of a tiny dusty filing room for an apparel brand, staring at a white wall, putting in well over 40 hours per week. I was making 45K a year, I had no sick time, very little me time and felt completely drained. The highlight of my work day was walking next door to the Valero gas station on my break. I would side hustle in dance and entertainment purely to keep my sanity alive. I was so fed up that I gave myself a deadline for making a change. It was decided that if I couldn’t start finding some direction by my 25th birthday (2/22), I was going to move to Rome and teach English abroad (true story). Well, as fate would have it, I received a phone call on my 25th birthday that changed the entire trajectory of my life. After four lengthy interviews, I received what at the time, was my dream job offer: A Pro Sports Dance Team Coach. Getting that phone call was the equivalent of someone yelling, “Clear!” and shocking my inner belief back to life. I still get choked up when I think back to that moment when I received the best birthday gift the universe could have ever given me: Hope. That door opening gave me the evidence I needed to start seeing myself differently. Although, if I am being honest, there were bits and pieces of evidence all along the way. My fear and inner critic just kept me from seeing and believing it. By summer of 2018, I quit my full-time job and bought my first home all on my own. By January 2019, I started my company and my identity had completely shifted to a creative-preneur in Dance and Entertainment. Just one year from when I was working in that dusty file room, I was making six figures, doing what I love on a schedule of my choosing.
I had opportunities such as creating major programs for Bacardi, dancing in the Super Bowl, touring and choreographing for international artists, as well as coaching hundreds of dancers.
What I thought was my purpose then, was all really just leading me to my true life assignment: Helping others to create their own dream life.
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