Day 1: I have a secret...

Ok, I have many secrets but one day, one step at a time.

What I haven’t been sharing with most, what I’ve been keeping hidden in a tiny little closet where it is safe and small is what I’ve been up to the last 8 months. I’ve completely transformed my life and yet I find myself at dinner tables, sitting across from friends who have no clue about my new adventures. I had to ask myself “why?” Why am I holding back, why am I keeping myself so small? And the answer is fear. Has anyone else been too afraid to publically celebrate or brag about his or her endeavors out of fear?

It’s ok.. We all do it.

Today I break out of my protective shell and stand as an empowered & ecstatically radiant woman to share my story. My story is about falling in love, discovering my true desires & passion in life, and reclaiming my original essence.

I have a secret…

I am launching a Sex, Love & Relationship Coaching business this fall!!

What?!!?!?  woot woot!

As I sit here thinking about the launch of my business, I am reminded of my own journey of finding love. You see, today is my two-year anniversary with the love of my life, Jose. They say that it’s about being at the right place at the right time when it comes to finding love. But it is more than that; it’s about the emotional journey. I truly believe that Jose and I had crossed paths many times in our lives but it wasn’t until I was emotionally, energetically and spiritually ready to receive his love, that we finally met that day at the bowling alley. That’s right, we met in a bowling league – I know, how cute!

The six months leading up to meeting Jose, I had been on a deep & intense journey of finding something that had been lost, self-love. Prior to Jose, I dated from a place of unmet childhood wounds, lack of self worth and connection. Some nights I would cry over the feeling that I didn’t deserve love and that I was unworthy of finding a man that loved me. Because how could he when I didn’t love myself?  I wanted so badly to find the type of love where they just get you and love you even more for it! But how does one find that when one doesn’t really know who they are themselves? So many questions, so many conflicting voices so I took six months off from dating to really dig deep into my heart, my soul and my psyche to find my north star, my inner compass and unconditional self-love. And the result.. well, I am happy to share that my beautiful and amazing relationship is proof that with some dedication, self-healing and hard work, true love is possible!!

Thank you for being my muse, my rock, my best friend, my editor (minus this one, hope I don't have too many typos) and my biggest supporter. I love you to the moon and back!

Getting to the top of the mountain is breathtaking but the journey upward is just as important, so for the next 31 days I will be posting my journey on discovering self-love, diving deeper into the true meaning of love and finding my original essence. #31daysoforiginalessence 

XoXo, Carli Jo

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