Ms ABP Ambassador

Your Determination Informs Your Future!

Happy Friday Everyone!

I hope today you woke up feeling powerful, amazing and more than enough! Ready to soar in your personal awesomeness!!!

My name is Kimberly Walker the Founder & CEO of Curves Beautifully Empowered and this is Focus Friday! Our topic today is: Our Determination Informs Our Future!

The best way for me to explain is to share my story about 2014.

In 2014 I contracted a staph infection that almost took my life. It started with a pain in my shoulder that turn from nagging to raging pain. I wanted to go home and ice it or warm it. Just get me home was all I was thinking!

Got home it became worse. My legs swelled and in need for relief I asked my sister for luke warm water so I could soak my tight feet and after immersing it, my feet blister within seconds. My father said, you have an infection

To the ER I went and within 2 hours I was on the surgery table, my family not knowing what fate I would have but they are Godly people who love Jesus and they prayed for me along with my church family others who were called upon.

While in semi-unconsciousness for 8 days, I fought for my life between a dark and light. And I remember wanting to scream out and telling God that, I am not ready yet, there is so much to be done. I have so much purpose.

The 8th day I came full to consciousness and look around to see my family and close friends. Flowers and balloons.

I was also fully informed that I didn’t have insurance through my employer AND I knew I only had 2 ½ months left of employment. Oh and I was entered in to the American Beauties Plus Pageant for April! I had to decide was I going to let that moment define me or will I define this moment with determination to conquer this challenge

Four the next week I made small commitments to myself to:

  1. Regain my ability to walk and have balance.

  2. Mentally practicing my steps/turns to compete.

  3. Work on my interviewing skills.

  4. Go back to work and close out my job to the best of my ability. *Note my mom was over my employer and came to my center every day! Lol.

  5. When people showed me who they were in their speech and actions, I believed them.

  6. I kept my mindset positive and spirted with determination.

  7. I kept my daily prayer and devotion life tight to increase my strength.

These things propelled me to get on a flight with my sister friends and family to Atlanta, and compete and win a national crown.

Ms ABP Ambassador

 

My determination informs my future, it shapes my victory and my intentional action seals the deal.

https://www.pscp.tv/Kimberlyjwalker/1ZkKzywbQpaxv?t=15

 

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