“The misery that oppresses you lies not in your profession but in yourself! What man/woman in the world would not find his situation intolerable if he chooses a craft, an art, indeed any form of life, without experiencing an inner calling? Whoever is born with a talent, or to a talent, must surely find in that the most pleasing of occupations! Everything on this earth has its difficult sides! Only some inner drive-pleasure, love-can help us overcome obstacles, prepare a path, and lift us out of the narrow circle in which others tread out their anguished, miserable existences!” –Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Maria Carjan of Reading, PA has defied the odds and achieved her goal. Despite having two young kids, she has graduated from Alvernia University with Bachelor’s in Nursing program (BSN, 2007) and is currently working for St. Joseph Medical Center as an RN in Critical Care unit. She has also achieved her fitness certification, The American Aerobic Association International and International Sports Medicine Association (AAAI/ISMA) to supplement her career as a fitness trainer. Maria’s philosophy in her life is simple; everyone is given hardships to deal with in life. It’s all about how you deal with those obstacles. It’s a choice to make every day of your life the best day you can.
Q/A with Maria Carjan,
SjC – What made you choose physical Fitness as your lifestyle?
Mia – I have enjoyed working out since I was a kid. The way you feel and look does not compare to the taste or feel of anything else. I love fitness so much I want to share it with everyone. So they too can feel as great as fitness has made me feel.
SjC – To describe you, what can you tell me something about yourself that are unique?
Mia – As a mother of two beautiful kids, I was able to achieve my goals in life. I have acquired my BSN degree from Alvernia University. I have attained a job in St. Joseph Medical Center as an RN in critical care unit. Once, I recognized my fiancée’s strong desire/commitment to start a personal fitness business, I was able to help out with my fiancée’s goals in opening a brand new fitness center in Wyomissing, PA. Despite all of these major tasks, I am able to keep my physique that I am proud of and at the same time, I am still able to find time to train in the gym. I feel when you can accomplish your pre-defined goals in life, you feel more confident and now I know I can do other greater things in life. Therefore, I can proudly say, I am unique in that I am also part of most interesting person club.
SjC – What qualities did you see from Ernest Groff for you to not only loan him money start his personal training business, but also committed your life with this man?
Mia – By no means he is perfect. We have our ups and downs just like normal people do. However, what I admire about Ernest is his desire to make his dreams come true just like what I had. He has the eye of the tiger ambition I admire. He took a risk spending everything he had to start this business. He is not afraid to work hard and at the same time able to focus on his game plan he laid out for himself. This single trait is what I love about Ernie. I know many readers out there reading this, many relationship fail because of lack of ambition in life. Men out there, whatever you do, don’t lose focus on what makes you passionate about living. Have a goal in life and attack it with all of your forces you may have. Do not lose sight of your goal and if you have that eye of the tiger look to achieving your goal in life, your significant other will see that, respect you for it, and will be there for you all the way till the end.
SjC – What is your other goal in life?
Mia – My other goal in life is to inspire others to work hard towards their goals. I would like to be able to leave a lasting impression on others that will be remembered.
SjC – This has been one inspiring Q/A info session Maria, how can we contact you?
Mia is living the life with a purpose with Ernest Groff. Men out there, have a purpose in life and attack it as if there is no tomorrow. -SjC