I’m going, going, back, back, to college, college 😂
Remember a few months ago when I told you there were going to be some changes around here? Well, that’s still true, but those changes have shifted & changed once again 🙈
For months I’ve been working on developing 2 new wellness series to complement the work I’ve done with YogiNest over the last 5 years. During that time I found myself being bombarded by the same message over & over. It was coming from clients, family & friends. I couldn’t escape it.
Deep-rooted trauma was surfacing in everyone’s life around me. Maybe the events that unfolded in 2020 triggered these painful memories, but no matter the cause the people in my life needed me. Particularly my clients. I feel confident in my coaching skills but these traumas & triggers were above my paygrade. They were experiences I felt would be safer in the hands of a therapist/psychologist. The problem is, these’s clients have been with me for 4-5 years & we’ve built a level of trust they haven’t had with anyone else, including therapists/psychologists they’ve worked with in the past.
So I pondered, thought deeply about solutions, ways I could support them & people I could recommend them to. I kept thinking, what can I do to help them if I’m not a qualified mental health practitioner & they don’t want a recommendation?
Ding, ding, ding… well then you BECOME the qualified mental health practitioner 🥳👩🏽🎓
To be clear, this is something I’ve been thinking about for many years, but my life has been such a whirlwind. I started college in 2011, lupus got the best of me, I had to drop out, was put on permanent disability, spent 3 years putting my lupus into remission & started my own business 😵💫😂 but the desire never went away.
This is what everyone in my life has been encouraging me to do for years, and this is what my clients need from me. I’ve always been the one everyone calls for advice & the one people come to when they need someone to hold space for them.
…and in 20 years I’ll be a psychologist 😂 Okay, maybe not 20 years, but that’s what it feels like 🥴
I’m embarking on this adventure for myself, so I can learn more about myself, and continue my self-improvement & personal development journey.
I’m embarking on this journey to better serve my clients and future clients.
I’m embarking on this journey because there are few things that interest me more than the human brain, the human condition, our resilience, why we do the things we do, and so much more 🧠
I’m excited, scared, determined, nervous, motivated…all the feelings, but mostly I feel like 👇🏽
Your Future Psychologist ✌🏽😘
P.S. This book from 1969 is not my required textbook. This was my mom’s. My books have not arrived yet, but my first day of school is August 30th!!! Wish me luck, sanity, and lots of scholarships as I head out on one of the most challenging AND exciting adventures of my life🤞🏽☘️😵💫
P.P.S. I will continue to coach while attending school. All current clients will remain my clients. All new clients will be added to my waitlist & notified when there has been an opening. Thank you for being patient as I navigate my new normal ❤️