Today we’d like to introduce you to Kaitlyn Rightmyer.
Kaitlyn, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I was born and raised in a small town in NJ. Growing up, I was always quiet, sensitive and introverted and found difficulty in fitting in and feeling understood. An empath by nature, I carried a lot of emotion, yet didn’t understand or have the tools to manage my feelings. I began modeling at the age of 14 in NY. I missed a lot of school and felt like I was living two separate lives. Being introduced to an industry of comparison and judgment at a time when I was young and grappling with my identity, my sense of self-worth and mental health was really put into question for quite some time.
Through this confusion, I always knew that I was meant to do something much bigger than myself and to serve and give back to others in a way I didn’t quite understand at that time. So I left the modeling industry in my early 20’s and got my Bachelor’s degree in Biology and my Master’s in Nursing. I believed that this was the way I could cultivate that fulfillment and meaning in my life. Although the intent was there, I quickly realized that acute care didn’t quite resonate with the difference I wanted to make, and my highly sensitive nature made it difficult for me to do the job at hand. So after I graduated and passed the boards, it was back to the drawing board. I began modeling again while I gave myself time to figure out where my passion really lied, and what my soul was yearning for.
It was at this time that other areas of my life began to fall apart. I was always the person who would jump from relationship to relationship in every effort to make sense of myself and my life and attempt to fill in the missing pieces. I was a people pleaser, and while I gave my whole self to others, I never gave the same love and attention to the person that mattered most – me. I was finally at a crossroads, having everything I “should” need, yet feeling so lost and so far away from who I was and my vision for my life. I realized that I needed to make a change, and for the first time that change needed to come from within myself. No external circumstance or experience could fill the missing connection I had with my own mind, body, and soul.
With nothing left to lose, I made the scariest and most difficult decision of my life – I decided to choose myself. I am living proof of the power of healing and self-discovery. I made a commitment to myself then that no matter what it took, I would cultivate that lost connection and rediscover the truth of who I am that always lived within my heart. I’ve never looked back on this never ending journey of uncovering and living my truth and becoming the best version of me. The journey home is the journey within, and it is this journey that has led me to my purpose – to guide others through their own inner transformation to healing and freedom.
Has it been a smooth road?
The road has not always been easy, we all have our stumbles, struggles and missteps. But I truly believe we grow through what we go through, and I would not be where I am today if I hadn’t gone through each and every one of those struggles. What changed my life was reconnecting to myself, opening my heart, and tapping into my own intuition. It is this connection and inner guidance that becomes our true compass in life.
We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I truly invest my all in the work that I do. I wear my heart on my sleeve and bare my soul to others so they can find the home within their own.
I offer 1:1 embodiment coaching where I guide others through their own inner transformation – reconnecting with themselves and discovering that the answers they are looking for are already inside. They hold the truth and the power of who they are, it’s about working through the layers of trauma, conditioning, and patterned thoughts and behaviors that prevent us from firmly grasping that.
How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
I see this community and this work only growing and expanding as we are undergoing a huge transformation collectively as humans. Many, many people are coming to the realization that there is more to themselves and the world, and they are ready to discover it.
- Website: https://www.kaitlynrightmyer.com
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kaitlynrightmyer/
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