The Power of Values


The end of 2019 had me reaching out to Ellyn, my life coach, asking for help. I felt lost, like I had allowed my identity to be overtaken by work, and I had so many ideas in my head that I didn’t know where to start or how to prioritize.


The end of 2018 saw me reaching out to that same coach, for the first time realizing that I had a coach, teacher or mentor for every aspect of my life but…! I’m not here to oversell the benefits of coaching, but it is SO worth it! One of the first exercises Ellyn had me embark on was defining my core values.

Going into all of it, I thought I knew my values. Family, a fulfilling career, financial independence…what more could I want? Little did I know the journey we were about experience!

After lots (and lots, and lots) of journaling, deep conversation, and multiple revisions, I defined my values at the beginning of 2019 as the following:

  • Freedom: the opportunity to live and experience life on my own terms and according...