I spent the next 3 years stumbling (quite literally as I was drunk a lot lol) through life.
Then at 21, I hit rock bottom. I was taking a lot of drugs. I was in a BAD relationship. And as a result, I had crippling anxiety and a raging eating disorder.
Feel the fear and do it anyway…
I knew I needed to do something, so I did what no one (not even me) expected. I joined the Navy! I knew I wanted to clean myself up, I wanted to finish my education and most importantly I wanted to travel! I knew the Navy could help me with all three… and it did.
After 5 years serving in the logistics branch of the RN, I was medically discharged after an accident. Although devastating at the time the next chapter of my life was knocking…
The day I returned from being discharged I found an unconditional offer from University in my mail. So that was that I was going to University to study Dance! I dedicated the following 8 years to dance and most of my travel during this time was dance related.
After completing my degree I co-founded Exim Dance Company which I led for 5 years. It was an incredible time for me. But I had itchy feet. I’ve never liked being in the same place or doing the same thing for long. As much as I loved dance and my Exim family, I wanted to be free.