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7 Reasons Why I Am a Great Story Teller

Updated: May 16, 2019

7 Reasons Why I Am a Great Story Teller

I give insight into seven ways I am a Great Story Teller, as well as FIT Life Creation!

First, this post was inspired by the Southwest Airlines StoryTellers contest, and a series of posts I did.

Regardless of what happens, I want to thank Southwest for hosting contests like this for inspiration, transformation, and travel and to show what is possible! I have flown Southwest almost more than any other airline (there was two to three years where I traveled a ton out of Houston with Continental).

I also want to thank them for creating this contest to help remind us of our creativity and value and stories!


Reason #1

I was born to two of the best storytellers and creators ever -

my mom, Eva from Poland and dad, Krum from Bulgaria.

I was in four countries + by the time I was two. I didn't realize how not normal this was, because this was the only normal I ever knew! I was conceived in Bulgaria and born in Poland (Katowice) on Oct 7, 1978!

This is my mom, dad and I in Italy.

We were in front of St. Peter's Basilica when we went to immigration to get our documents sorted.

According to my mom, I ran around the Basilica like it was my playground.

I literally was showing how "the world was my playground from a very young age.

Reason #2

I was shown by my parents to Fight for Freedom.

I didn't realize how profound of an impact this would have in my life, and the ripple effects until the last 5-10 years. My parents both left their respective countries. My dad went first and went through quite a journey (I share more in my upcoming book "How Passion + Purpose = Profits" and Faith.

He ended up in Italy near Venice in Trieste at Refuge Camp, and called my mom to grab me, a suitcase and jump on a train to come to Trieste from Poland.

This has shown up in my life in overcoming challenges with life, domestic violence, losing best friend to cancer, health, business, and wealth step by step. I will continue to share how my journey continues in all these areas step by step.

As a result, I am also deeply passionate about helping others fight for their freedom, and create what they love as my parents did for my brother, Alex and I.

Reason #3

I have a deep love of travel and cultures.

My mom had helped instill that and I’ve been now to over 25 countries. I also love to explore locally in @discoveratlanta @exploregeorgia. I recently got to fly with Southwest on our retreats to Costa Rica and Cuba.

I have amazing memories of visiting my family in Poland as a young girl each summer.

My mom would take us all over and teach us our heritage. Some of my favorite cities in Poland are Krakow and Sopot.

I loved stationary stores, and packing for our long trips overseas. I loved reading and journaling from a very young age.

I got to visit Bulgaria for the first time when I was in 11.

Then, step by step, got to visit over 25+ countries including, but not limited to:

Disclaimer: For parts of these years, social media did not exist and /or I did not post anywhere near what I share now.

I've included some snapshots below!

France (first time with my brother on a bus from Poland including going off exploring on our own and being two hours late to meet the group #oops my fault , went again with my mom, and then again with mom and dad.

Egypt and Mallorca (Mommy Daughter Trip after my college graduation). So amazing!! 7 days in Egypt and 5 in Mallorca!!

Italy (once with my brother, second time with my mom and third time with both my parents)

Turkey and Greece (via a cruise) 1 day each in each stop! Def want to go back!

We did Kusadasi, Turkey; Dubrovnik, Croatia; and Corfu and Santorini, Greece!

India for a good friend's wedding - Sundeep with my mom and more! Including Taj Majal, Jaipur and Delhi!