I feel like I am constantly on the search for finding who I am and what my passions are. It actually may be more of a situation of maintaining my focus and following my passions; not actually figuring out what my passions are. My passions are holistic, natural health, including diet which is actually my biggest struggle. I want to be community focused, both in my personal and my professional life, but my current community feels very much like I am still in high school. I wish I had a community that supported the things I love, like natural health, natural whole foods, and holistic living in general. I Should be happy that I have some of these things in my community such as; an organic cafe, a local real food bread shoppe, some art studios, a smoothie store, and a good farmers market that I love to spend Saturday mornings at.
Given that I have some really good things about my community, what can I do to foster my love of natural holistic health? Maybe one thing is to actually bring more of it to my community by actually following through and getting certified as a wellness coach. Sometimes, you have to do more than just wish for something; you have to take the bull by the horns and follow through with your dreams and make them goals. A wellness coach has always been on the backburner in my mind and will show up in different ways. It seems like it’s showing up more and more lately and it seems like it is something to focus on and figure out how to do it.
I do need to make some changes in my personal life while I work on making changes to my professional life. I have started, but there is sop much more to do. I’m sure a training program for wellness coaching will help me in my personal life, but I can’t wait to make these changes. I need to start now and not when I am financially ready to do a program.
I never realized how much work it takes to find yourself and follow through with what you want in life. One thing I would advise to others, who are younger and maybe don’t have a family yet, is to not get stuck somewhere you don’t want to be. I love my life and am so grateful for the things I have; my husband, my children, my degrees, my experience. What I am struggling with is staying in a career too long and not looking at other options as strongly as I should have before I had kids. Don’t allow yourself to get complacent and give up on doing something else because you are comfortable. Don’t equate comfort with happiness. Push yourself outside your comfort zone. Don’t allow other to steal your dreams or tell you you’re wrong, or that it can’t be done. If others question something you want to do, use it as a way to check in, but not as a way to forget about your dreams or as a reason for you to not trust yourself. Love yourself and trust (my word of the year) that you know what you want and what you need in life!