Episode 40 of the Peace with Endo Podcast includes a conversation I had with Megan Roberts, a fellow endo sister that I connected with on a deeper soul level after reading her beautiful blog over at newnormal.me.
Megan was hit with a life changing tragedy on February 20, 2016 when her fiancé, Nick, died suddenly in an Avalanche while snowmobiling. It happened only months before they were supposed to get married.
On the show today we talked about Megan’s experience with grief: how she’s managed through it, and how it’s shifted her perspective. We related this topic of grief to living with endometriosis and infertility, and how it’s so important to find a tribe of support who allows you to feel as you feel, without trying to fix you.
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Megan Roberts is a former Police Officer, a current University student over half way through her Psychology BA, and a Certified Coach Practitioner. Megan’s passion for life coaching and psychology was developed through many years of digging deep herself and having to learn the hard way multiple times throughout her life.
In 2012 Megan experienced a death that was far too soon in her family. This death opened her eyes to the reality among us all; mortality. Although Meg had witnessed hardships, tragedy, and death on a regular basis through her job, it never really hit her just how fragile and precious this life is, and why it is so important to do what makes you happy.
Following this experience, Megan decided to move her career to a bigger city in hopes to have the light in side of her reignited. Quitting policing didn’t seem to be an option, as it was something she worked so hard for. Not to mention, it was a financially stable job with endless benefits.
At first she was living the dream and loving her new life. She not only found the work to be exciting and gratifying but she also met the love of her life as a result of her relocation.
The honeymoon stage with her newfound love blossomed into a solid and dependable relationship, but the honeymoon stage in her career vanished quickly.
In 2014 Megan shared a message with many of her close friends and family, pleading for support and advice in relation to her career. Megan had been a Police Officer since 2008 and so many times felt stuck and capable of so much more. Policing is an admirable job and those who make the decision to pursue it should be commended. However, for many years, despite loving many parts of the job and being good at it, Megan knew from the depths of her soul that policing was not her calling, and she was determined to find out what was.
Megan’s career continued to grow and she found herself in a position she found rather satisfying, but highly stressful, and required her to sacrifice a lot of her personal life. It was exhausting, never ending, and soul sucking because it did not align with any of her core values in terms of life balance. Megan knew she had to make some changes, and the love of her life Nick was on board right alongside her. The two of them came up with an attainable five-year plan and the journey to a new, more abundant life, began.
Only weeks after this newfound plan was crafted, Megan was hit with a life changing tragedy. Nick died suddenly in an Avalanche while snowmobiling only months before Megan was supposed to marry him and one month after she purchased the most beautiful wedding dress she had ever seen.
Megan’s heart was shattered and her world had completely fallen a part.
On February 20, 2016 Megan was given a life she didn’t ask for and one she could have never prepared for. Megan truly believed she had only two choices; she either lived or she didn’t.
Megan chose to live and when she chose to live she wasn’t choosing to merely exist, she was choosing to live in a way that was fearless, intentional, and always aligning with her soul.
Courageous Life Coaching was only one of Megan’s aspirations, and it has been built on the premise that you can truly take control of your own story as long as you have a will to do so. Anything is possible and undesirable circumstances do not have to destroy you, nor do they have to define you.
Megan has made it her life’s mission to live on purpose and wants nothing more than to encourage others to do the same.