To empower young athletes to discover their higher self and to take control of their own destiny by living a loving and passionate life!
Then a few years later, I modified my mission to this statement:
Empowering young athletes to master and perform their sport by living a passionate life!
In 2011 I moved to a new real estate office and was told that I should remove this statement from my personal email signature. I was a bit sad about that idea since it was deep in my heart – I wanted to give back to youth. I did understand the reasoning, however, as I was a realtor and this statement could have confused my clients.
In 2012, I left real estate and all my volunteer positions to start fresh. I knew my life mission and my passion to give back to youth would come back, I had no idea how exactly I would accomplish that but I knew I wanted to have it back in my life. I was thinking about starting my own charity, or giving a percentage of my revenue to a charity that already exists, or maybe volunteering for one of them. These were simply ideas; I had no concrete plan at that time. I wanted to give back in a different way than I had before.
Fast forward to March 2014. I read a post in a Facebook group page about a women’s international cycling event – CycloFemme. I immediately knew I had to host one in my local area. I talked to Rebound Cycle in Canmore and they loved the idea of hosting the event; however they suggested that I ask money for the event so people would commit. I couldn’t imagine myself doing that since I simply wanted to get women together and have a real good time. Then they suggested that I give the money to an organization and I absolutely loved that idea… I had a little chat with my partner in crime at Shred-Sisters, Lynsey, and she automatically said Fast & Female, In my head I thought, “Oh my god that IS IT!”
Here we are, a few weeks away from the first Canmore CycloFemme event and all proceeds will go toward Fast & Female. I truly hope we will be able to make this a yearly event since this cause is really deep to my heart. I simply love the idea of seeing young women becoming empowered through sport and I believe Fast & Female are doing an amazing job at it. Instead of competing against, I am supporting the growth of this organization.
The wording of my life mission has changed slightly throughout the years. Really what I want to share is my passion for sport and life to youth. When I was I a teenager I didn’t have much self-esteem and it really held me back until I was able to believe in myself and my dreams. Then my life totally changed and allowed me to be where I am today, to fully live my passion each and every day and be able to share this with others.