For years on end, I equated my self worth with achievements, awards and accomplishments…
And on the outside, it seemed pretty perfect.
Leading organizations. Speaking on stages. Working my way through industry events. Volunteering, networking and connecting.
When I look back at photos of *that* Jen, it’s so clear that I had fooled everyone — including myself.
But if I look a little closer, it was clear that the light in her eyes had dimmed and fizzled out a long time ago.
She was tired of the hustling for her self worth. She wasn’t making any time for herself. She was unhappy. And most importantly, she was disconnected from who she really was at a core level.
So, when I started questioning the validity of the stories rooted in my mind of who I was and what was *really* possible for me…
I *finally* stopped doing.
And I took small, brave steps towards cultivating curiosity about what could be possible for me if I started listening to my heart.