Two years ago I was driving home from work and heard a radio spot about an opportunity to apply for a ‘makeover’. What caught my attention was that it included a personal trainer, a dental assessment, and consultation on hair and makeup. My current gym membership had just run out, and I had been considering options. Fall was coming, and I was noticing it was darker in the mornings when I got up. I really felt like I needed to shake up my world a little.
Spurred on by this restless feeling, I decided to go ahead and apply for the makeover. The application called for a video submission, highlighting why I thought I was deserving of this opportunity. As I read more about it on The Ottawa Makeover website I realized it was so much more than just a personal trainer and a few consultations. There was a team of people basically standing by, waiting for that one brave soul to just put their hand up and confidently say, “Pick me!”. The more I read about it, the more I hoped that they would choose me.
Fast forward two years later, I am still benefiting from my decision to apply! I met a group of sincerely caring professionals who wanted to share their talents and knowledge to help me become the very best version of myself, not only physically, but mentally and financially as well. For six months I was given permission to really focus on my health. I met some incredible humans, and their words and actions have stayed with me, these two years on.
This is a game changer, and if you are feeling even a tiny bit of that restlessness that I was feeling, I urge you to apply to the Ottawa Makeover Project. You have nothing to lose, and I suspect that even in the process of applying you will realize that yes, you are ready for change, and you are ready to devote some time to be the best possible you.
I can’t wait to see what the next participant will accomplish with the support of the Ottawa Makeover Team! I love you guys! Thank you so very much for all the life lessons, and for helping me match my outwards appearance to the joyful human I have always felt to be inside!
2014/2015 OMP Participant