[accordion title=’Introduction from Ritu‘]Laurel and I met when we were both bellydance students, studying with Bellyqueen in NYC. We connected quickly and even though many of my other dance friends have faded away since I don’t bellydance anymore, Laurel and I have found a connection that is very deep. I attribute this to both of us being on a journey towards our higher selves, to face our deepest issues and be the best version of ourselves possible. And to serve and love our people along the way. [/accordion]
Hi, my name is Laurel Moll and I live in Orlando, Florida.
I’m a healthy food and lifestyle writer, fitness instructor, and dancer.
The hardest things I had to do in 2014
I quit my job as a technical writer and moved home to Florida to pursue my dreams of freelance writing, dancing, and teaching. It was so scary to leave behind the safety of a 9-to-5 office job but I had to follow my heart and did it anyways.
What I learnt from all this
The more I listen to my own heart and intuition, the happier I am. A lot of people warned me about leaving my job, and I was certainly scared too (I still am!). But, making the decision helped push me to do what I love. Since that day I’ve continued on a path of doing what I feel is best for me and I’m less worried about what other people want me to do. My heart told me to get out of a career where I felt bored and uninspired and move towards my passions, even if it meant sacrificing safety and comfort.
Some accomplishments from 2014 that I’m proud of and happy about…
I wrote and published my first book in the first half of this year. It’s a plant-based cookbook called Going Back for Seconds and I’m proud that it promotes healthy food with a laid-back, no stress attitude. Also, I started writing my second book at the end of the year. It’s a memoir about a life-changing summer and how adversity led me to start following my fears to get happy and learn to trust in the unknown.
If you are feeling down at this time of year, my tip is
Start the easy 5-minute habit of writing a gratitude list every single day. I began the habit in the toughest summer of my life when I was injured, broke, and grieving the loss of my father as well as a breakup of a 4-year relationship. The power of this habit is incredible. It has an enormous positive impact on how you view your life. It simply makes you a happier person, and happier people attract the best of everything life has to offer.
My intention for 2015 is
To publish my book on following my fears, to inspire others to prioritize their own happiness, and to travel, dance, write, and love with abandon.
In 2015, I am the Queen of Chasing Fears.
Connect with me
My website: www.laurelmoll.com
Tweet me @laurelmoll
Add me on Facebook
Follow me on Instagram
MEET THE REST OF THE 2015 QUEENS HERE!