my name is Ryann.
..and I’m guessing we have a lot more in common than you might think.
For most of my life, I was consumed by trying to be what everyone else wanted. As a result, I slowly began to lose touch with who I truly was. While at times I could sense that something felt off, I didn’t think much of it.
People used to tell me (and I even admitted) that my life looked pretty impressive on paper, yet I still felt a deep, lingering sense of dissatisfaction with my life and was exhausted with trying to keep up with the ridiculous standards and expectations I held myself to.
However, I eventually had a big wake-up call.
The life I created for myself was most definitely NOT a life I loved, and I’m guessing you can probably relate.
Does this sound like you?
- Focusing on making everyone else happy and not *stirring the pot* too much
- Using other people’s opinions or reading articles to determine where you need to improve or *fix* yourself
- Believing that to have a life you truly love you either need to be lucky or be born into a wealthy family, and you are neither of those
- Denying yourself things that may bring you happiness because others won’t approve and / or it’s too risky in some way
- Doing things you hate because it’s what you’re *supposed* to do
- Dragging your feet at a job that leaves you miserable, exhausted, anxious, and out of balance, just for the pay check and name brand
- Competing against everyone around you because you believe life is a zero-sum game (That you need to protect yourself and secure your piece of the pie because there is only so much success to go around…)
- Struggling to open yourself up fully in relationships to receive the love people are trying to give you, wondering if you’ll be alone forever
- Waging war against your body, punishing yourself, and believing you aren’t worthy of love or success because of how you look
- Letting your inner critic rule your life, causing you to make choices based on what scares you the least instead of what you love the most
- Thinking that you have to *do it all* (not to mention – alone, perfectly, and ASAP) and that saying “No” or asking for help is a sign of weakness
- Feeling like all of the people, events, and things around you are the main sources of your unhappiness and struggles
- Dealing with the same BS in your life over and over again, like a broken record that won’t stop playing on repeat
- Believing you have no control over your life and that this just *is the way it is*, and “life sucks”
You get the idea…
I used to think all of these things and then some.
However, by dedicating time to do the inner work, I became so much more empowered and mentally free to create a reality that reflected the transformation happening inside.
I resisted with every last bit of my being until I had no more energy to fight. I surrendered to what needed to happen, and my life has continued to magically unfold since the day I put down my weapons against myself and learned to love, truly love.
This doesn’t mean life is easy, that I never have problems, and never get sad or angry anymore. Rather, what it means is I know that:
- I am enough. Meaning I don’t have to add more, and that instead I should look at what needs to be removed or cleared out to create space for my truth to exist and be heard
- My guiding voice and everything I need is within me
- I am able to weather the storms knowing that I will come out stronger on the other side
- I can live freely in alignment with MY truth and what I love, not simply to appear impressive or please others
These are just a few of the basic truths that I’ve gotten clearer on in my journey. There are so many more, and I’d love to share them with as many people as possible.
If you would like to talk more about my journey or learn more about what it might look like for you to take your own, click below to contact me.
I look forward to hearing from you!