Rachel Ritlop
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Hey there!

I'm SO happy you're here! I've been on a path these last 28+ years of self discovery and self love. 

Ever since I was a little girl, I was obsessed with making sure everyone around me was happy and liked me. I felt like it was my responsibility to take care of everyone emotionally, and do everything they suggested.

Until my 20s hit. 

Before 20, I spent time abusing substance, struggling with disordered eating and working out habits, constantly changing friends, and then my dad passed away 20 days before my 20th birthday. 

I found myself white knuckling my life, pushing through every challenge without ever pausing to ask, "Who am I? What do I want? Am I happy? Do I like myself?"

I continued pushing through my early twenties, slowly putting pieces of the puzzle together. Only I found myself without any friends, in a master's degree program that I hated, and when I landed my "dream job" I was going home every single night crying. 

Queue my quarter life crisis.

 
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Quarter Life Crisis

My quarter life crisis came right on schedule, when a month after my 25th birthday I got fired. As a type-A overachiever, I never envisioned I'd get fired. Especially because I was great at my job. You see, I got fired, because I was so miserable to work with! 

Resisting all the signs of the Universe, I decided to get another job in my industry, and three weeks later found myself fired again. 

Then the Universe tested me, without even trying, within a week of getting fired the second time I got a phone call with a job offer... and for the first time in my life, I didn't do what I thought I "should" do, but instead did what felt right, and said "no." 

I spent the next 2 months living off my savings, reading all the books I wanted for fun, and spending every day in the ocean. I knew I couldn't retire at the ripe ol' age of 25, and started panicking about what Iwas going to actually do next. Afterall, with a degree in counseling, what could I really do if I wasn't a ocunselor? 

 

My then boyfriend - now husband - sat me down and asked me what my dream job looked like... here's what we got:

1) Being able to watch Ellen every day.

2) Helping others

... okay great. From that I knew I had to be my own boss with a flexible schedule and somehow figure out how to help people. I decided to look at the "low hanging fruit" of where I saw a need and how it intersected with my skill set. 

I then spent the next 2 months researching and writing a 200+ page life-skills curriculum that I began teaching in local workshops a few times a week for about a year. Knowing this wasn't a sustainable model, I decided to move my business on-line. I hired a "business coach" and within a couple of months realized I was once again building someone else's dream. The entire brand we had been working on wasn't me. It wans't actually what I wanted to do. 

Then one morning as I realized all of this, I was crying to my husband and said, "I'm just another confused millennial who has no idea what I'm doing in life!" And just like that, it felt like a lightening bolt hit my system. I grabbed my laptop, purchased the domain, and 48 hours later the blog was live.

From there, things snowballed. The blog took over my life in the best way possible. I was able to turn the curriculum I wrote, into more relatable content, and help people on a larger scale. I used my experience business consulting to start blog consulting. 

And then as I slid into the blog turning 2, I realized I was getting the itch to grow again. I delved back into my spiritual roots - truth: I was the kid in elementrary school with a tarot deck in my backpack at all times and swore I was a witch talking to spirits. 

Diving deep back into my spiritual roots allowed me to develop more of my intuition, gain more clarity about how I want ot help people, and realize how I've been using and misusing my gifts in the world. 

Which is why I'm launching some new services in working with people. I have a gift for seeing through the B.S. I can clearly and concisely tell you the exact next steps you're going to need to take in order to reach your fullest potential and live your best life. 

So what are you waiting for? Let's work together!

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