The short answer: No!
In 2015-2016, I was hoping to find work in health and wellness on the corporate level. I had my master's degree in health and wellness psychology and was working on my doctorate degree in the same field. Most of the job listings I saw either in corporate businesses or in healthcare required at least a master's degree. This was great. However, they wanted 3-5 years experience in the field. I had 11-12 years experience working in retail at the time, but none in wellness. This was a blow that really discouraged me. I have had friends who would tell me to start my own practice or business. I strayed from that almost immediately.
Around this time, one of my friends from college created a group on Facebook called Women Encouraging Women, which served as a support group for women wanting to start their healthy lifestyle journey. This came at a right time for me, as at that time I wanted to lose a few pounds. Within three months I had lost 21 pounds and loved that there was emotional support from women who were doing the thing too. By the end of 2016 going into 2017, I wanted to get back on track with my journey but noticed that the group was gone. I asked my friend what had happened, and she explained that there wasn't much participation other than her and I. I then asked her, "Well, if I created a Facebook group would you join?" She said sure, so I went ahead and started creating the group, but I needed a name. What was I going to name this group? I wanted something fierce without it sounding silly....
That was it. That was the name! I went with that and decided to create a logo. As I was sitting in my living room making this group, there was something within me that said, "This is it. This is your experience. Your career." I contacted my mentor from when I interned at the hospital to ask if I could create my own work experience by creating this group. She said yes! Great!
Fitness Slayers! started as a health coaching service, and expanded to include dance (Zumba) and meditation classes in 2020. Corporate wellness was still a passion, so a year ago I included that as a service to help others on a business level. In those five years had the business name trademarked and an LLC, and when I say I never thought I would be a business owner....sometimes God has to show you that yes, you can, as long as you trust Him and pray through the process!