The Story Behind Pursuing Uncomfortable
When I was 18 years old and had just graduated high school, I set out to attend Advanced Individual Training at Ft. Rucker, AL, having completed Basic Training the year prior. I joined the Illinois Army National Guard looking to grow into a person that could accomplish big goals in life.
Army training did not disappoint! I was challenged and stretched beyond what I thought was possible. Having leaned into that difficult experience, not only did I prevail there, but I carry that with me to and through all challenges I continue to face. Leaning into the hard stuff gets us to heights we never can achieve otherwise.
Now, I guide and support others as they, too, lean into the difficult spaces and experiences of their lives. There’s such a tremendous feeling of watching someone grow past what they once thought impossible! ~Melissa