A BOOKFIT WARRIOR STORY
Hey! I’m Wendy!
The woman behind Bookfit Warrior, where wisdom meets action. Before I tell you all about myself, let me ask you a few questions.
Who are you?
No, really. Who are you?
What does it mean to be a daughter, a sister, a friend, a mom, a wife, a lover… a warrior?
What are your convictions?
What does it mean to you to be your own brand?
Your answers could be the catalyst, that one small shift, that changes everything!
At least, it was for me.
Nothing in Life Is Linear
My own personal story? Nothing in life is linear but essentially, a relationship gone wrong that took everything out of me in an effort to sustain it. Actions so contrary to who I believed I was that when I wasn’t able to will that relationship to life, it shattered something deep within me. I couldn’t just respond or transition to the next phase of my life like I was so often able to do. I got stuck. It forced me to stop and reflect, learn in a much deeper way than I’d ever done before. I didn’t want a repeat of the chaos that my life had become. I wanted answers. I needed answers and real understanding.
I found it.
PEOPLE. PASSION. PERSEVERANCE.
My dad was a successful entrepreneur and my mom was service-oriented, working in the realm of academia so my love for learning and service came honestly and my desire to succeed did too. They divorced early-on in my life, and whether it’s as a result or not, I grew up living a fairly dysfunctional and transient lifestyle. Between the ages of 5 and 18, kindergarten and high school graduation, I moved ten times and attended nine different schools. What many would describe as an unstable environment, I chose to define as dynamic. I chose to capitalize on its opportunities rather than dwell on its omissions. I chose to thrive.
That reality set the stage for an intense appreciation of our unique stories (PEOPLE); discovery of a natural affinity to listen and feel unspoken patterns that weren’t visibly there for all to see (PASSION); and solidifying a belief in the importance of “doing the work”, in seeking solutions not just band-aids. (PERSEVERANCE)
But it also set the stage for my downfall. I just didn’t know it back then.
Today, I’m many things. An author, a writer, a fitness enthusiast, a mentor, a coach, an apprentice but above all, I’m a change agent, compelled to use my strengths and positivity to empower women with the tools they need to reclaim their brilliance and resilience, the same way I did, through the power of story and motion. Creating roadmaps that inspire personal life strategies is such a great honour. When I see women embracing change, creating momentum and pursuing their potential – healing themselves – I can’t help but feel that I’ve somehow been healed, too. Fitness heals and relationships awaken!