I’m Brooke, an ACE Certified Health Coach, Personal Trainer, and freelancer trying to navigate healthy living and self-employment in this crazy world. I have a passion for helping people become the best versions of themselves in all aspects of their life. I believe the formation of healthy habits is the key to success in all things. When you feel good, you show up for your life, and you do good as a result.
My health journey
During my freshman year of college in 2009, I decided to be an overachiever. Instead of gaining the traditional 15 pounds, I packed on the “Freshman 23.” I will never forget the day my mom came to pick me up in the middle of a Charleston summer. I waited for her wearing black yoga pants because they were the only clothing item that still fit. I knew it was self-inflicted due to too much alcohol, not enough exercise, and overindulging in unhealthy food. And although I was disappointed in myself at the time, it served as a wonderful turning point in my life that I wouldn’t trade for anything.
I spent most of my 20’s working to reverse those unhealthy habits and come up with tangible lifestyle changes that would lead to long-term health success. Now 30 years old and the healthiest I’ve ever been, I am finally at a stable place with my eating habits, fitness routine, personal finances, and overall lifestyle to help others implement changes that last. That’s why I decided to pursue certifications in personal training and health coaching. To better serve others and help get people moving. Stay tuned for details about my plans for health coaching services! Until then, check out my fitness, healthy eating, and healthy habits sections!
My freelance journey
In March of 2020, after an eight-year career in Software as a Service (SaaS), I made the difficult decision to leave my job, and a 6 figure salary, to pursue my dream of becoming a freelance writer and blogger. I had been toying around with the idea of publishing a blog for years, and thanks to the support of my husband and what I can only call divine intervention by the forces from above that pushed me to quit my job, I finally did it.
Doing a total 180 on my career path has been one of the most insightful, challenging, and rewarding journeys I have ever taken, and I’m just getting started. I can’t wait to see where this goes and am thrilled to be able to share my experiences, struggles, and triumphs with you. I’ve been creating monthly posts along the way and have written articles to help freelancers with personal finance, professionalism, and client relationship management, among others! I encourage anyone interested in freelance to check out my freelancer advice section and contact me if there’s anything else you have questions about.
You can usually find me cooking healthy food, reading inspiring books, and hanging out with my adorable animals and husband. I am based out of Mount Pleasant, SC, and bask in the glory of this gorgeous yet humid weather all year round. Anything else you’d like to know? Just ask! Check out the contact page for ways to connect with me.