Vu du ciel d’un village très particulier pour nous lors de notre voyage à Madagascar. 3h de bateau pour rejoindre cet endroit coupé de beaucoup de choses. Mais un village où j’ai prévu de retourner dès que possible. Les enfants étaient surpris de pouvoir voir à quoi ressemble leurs maisons d’en haut.
It has been a bit since I've done an intro on here! I'm Suzanne, violin teacher @vibrantviolincoaching and fitness coach. 3 yrs ago, circumstance and opportunity came together leading me to taking my music studio online while moving into a 17' truck camper and transitioning to a mobile lifestyle. From living in a tiny space while rennovations were just beginning, to providing full time elderly care, these past few years have been full of opportunities for growth that I never anticipated. Some have been "living the dream" experiences, while others have been learning to dig deep and be intentional about finding the positives in situations I didn't enjoy. Social media has been a fun outlet for me to stay creative, and notice the experiences we get to have. It's also been my main source of connecting with friends, new and old. It brings me so much joy to meet online friends in person!!
Just before we transitioned to our tiny mobile lifestlye, I was working myself into the ground, pouring every ounce of myself into my students, and my stress levels were higher than I had ever known myself to be. Quite frankly, I had completely lost myself in lifes challenges. As I continued to gain weight, I just felt awful and I definitely didn't feel like "Suzanne", the girl I knew as a very active outdoorsy person! This is when my workout journey began. I sought out and found an online fitness coach and joined her online support community. I've never looked back. Fitness became somewhat of a hobby for me and I knew it was in my life to stay. The mindset that it takes to push through doing the things you don't enjoy (like cardio workouts!!) was real life training for me! I got my confidence back. My husband thought I was nice again (he still refers to me during those stressful years as being "grumpy" - I was giving the best of me to others!). I learned that it was okay and important to put my own needs first instead of always sacrificing myself for those around me. I had been pouring out of myself more than I was pouring into myself and I learned how to turn that around so that now I have even more to give to others!