I’ve been gone for a long time and at this point it’s pretty hard for me to get back into the habit of writing. I’m not sure if I even have any material to write about. So much has happened since my last post. I was really busy for a few weeks and didn’t have much time to spend on my website. Soon, my world had kind of turned upside down and everything changed. These changes have been amazing and I’m so excited to be moving closer on my path to reaching my dreams. It’s also a little terrifying. Things seem to be moving so fast and I’m honestly not sure if I’m ready.
I’ve kind of used the past month or two to hide away. I preoccupied myself with little things, always making the excuse that I didn’t know what to write about or that I didn’t have time to write. The honest truth, under all of the excuses, is that what comes next will be huge for me. In the past three months, I have made a great leap of faith in my life; seriously huge, terrifying, leap. Although it’s been done and now I just have to keep moving on this path, really focusing on how to move forward or to even talk about my plans paralyzes me with fear because then things would really be real.
When things are real, when I’ve put myself out there, there is no turning back. There is no going back to my old blah life and blah job that left me sad and drained at the end of the day. There is no more hiding. No more being the sole possessor of my dreams. Life as I know it will change forever. I mean, it already has and I’m living in this weird dream world limbo. One foot in my new path, ready and excited to go, but one foot, not even, maybe a pinkie toe is afraid to step off of that safe comfortable ledge. It’s now time to jump.
Okay, so what have I been doing in the past few months that is causing such drama, you may ask. Well, I have spent the last 7 years of my life working in mental health. I knew I loved helping other people work through their issues. It makes my heart soar to be the person that someone needs to help them realize their full potential and find achievable goals or ways to reach that destination. I thought that mental health was the only way to do this, but found myself feeling more and more down about the industry the moment I left college.
Mental health workers are required to have the highest amount of education for the lowest salary of any industry I know. Mental health workers are paid much less than teachers and that is not even taking into consideration the mental and emotional tax on the workers this type of work takes. It is almost impossible not to take the work home and to carry the heavy baggage of all of our client's pain on our shoulders. It leaves people stressed beyond belief and can kind steal some of the innocence of that kid leaving college that just wanted to help others. .
It was not the most difficult clients or emotionally taxing work that made me leave, no, but the industry itself that devalues its workers and treats people as though they are merely dollar signs. The workers and the clients together are used as a means to make money first and foremost, the patients and counselors become mere numbers and their humanity lost in the race to make a dollar. That type of sickness cannot be blamed on one bad company or one bad CEO, it is an all encompassing sickness that exists in the way mental health is treated and addressed in our society.
It all came to a point that my soul could not keep fighting. I could no longer be a puppet for an industry that exploits as much as it helps its patients. I could not support the American mental health industry as it is such a dark and devious place. I know that this industry needs people that care. The clients need someone to give it their all, but I also knew I was meant for something else. I knew that by finding my own way to help others, I could one day return with the resources to help these children that I love in a real way; a way that considered them a human deserving of love and compassion first and foremost. It was not possible for me to do this in the mental health sector. No, I had to find my own way.
Around this time I discovered life coaching through what seemed to be numerous signs sent from the universe. Life coaching would allow me to work with others to help them reach their true potential. This has been a passion of mine since high school and the thought of being allowed to do this as my own company made my heart light up. I knew down in my soul that this was my path. I immediately began my research, learning everything I could about life coaching. The more I read, the more it was confirmed in my heart that this was the right step.
I made the decision to leave my job that left me feeling defeated and taken advantage of each day. I was hired by an amazing company in my area that allows me to work with dogs each day as a way to financially support myself while I work on my business in my free time. I seriously love animals and something about being around the dogs brings me so much peace and happiness to my soul. I have had the pleasure of spending time with a local animal shelter and volunteered to host a foster dog. I know I will remain in this work for a long time and its flexibility works perfectly with my life coaching schedule.
All in all, life has been amazing for me the past few months. I’m really on my path now and opportunities seem to be coming to me very quickly. I’ve put off going public with my life coaching business long enough and I’m ready to start helping other people make their dreams come true as well. I have truly been blessed with great amounts of love and support through this transition and I cannot wait to share that love with others.
A life coaching section of this website is currently under construction. At the end of the month I will be offering 4 people 30 days of free life coaching service. I will post more information in that section of my website and will make an announcement when it is ready.
I will be posting more regularly now. As always, any questions, requests, or suggestions are appreciated and encouraged in the comments or by contacting me directly through email or one of my social media sites. These links can be found on my contact tab.
Thanks for your patience. I love you all! Thank you so much for your support and views. It means the world.