Growing up in the Amish culture, Emily always questioned why her family and community lived differently. She always felt a little different growing up, not all that interested in the traditional roles of sewing, cooking and cleaning that Amish girls are taught to do. And yet, she always found herself wondering was there more to life out there? At 17, she found out, taking the decision to leave the culture and everything she had known her entire life. It was the bravest and scariest thing she ever did.
In this episode, Emily and I talk about the mental strength that it took at 17 to question it all, leave the only family and world she knew for uncertainty. She reflects on how her ability to believe in herself when no one else believed in her became the thing she could always rely on. Navigating an abusive marriage, becoming a single mom, putting herself through school, landing a job in the corproate automotive industry were all faced by Emily head on, and she knew she could get through it because of that trust.
Now, having left the corporate world to become a coach, speaker and writer, Emily reflects on how for the first time in her life she's found true happiness and feels like she is living her fullest life on purpose. We talk through her journey of surviving to what she now fully embraces is her THRIVE chapter.
I know you'll love this conversation.
To learn more about Emily, head to her website at www.emilyadams.net or on Instagram @inspireempowerimpact
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