Hi guys! Did you miss me? I missed YOU! 🙂 It’s been more than a year since I’ve written, “Journey of a Second Chance, Gate of New Beginnings,” and I’m fortunate enough that my journey continues, because every day is a wonderful gift for every one of us. Right?
So, I’m going to tell you all about the last year and 1/2 of my life, but first, what’s been going on in yours? What have you been doing the past year and a half? Do you ever stop to think about it, just to do a self-check? Here’s a better question. Where do you want to be a year and 1/2 from now? After all, how will you get there if you don’t know where you want to be? Or maybe you do know what you want, but don’t know how to get there. Maybe you’ve already tried and failed a few times or maybe a few more times than that. Well, good news is here! That’s EXACTLY what we are going to talk about in this portion of my blog. Along with, of course, telling you all the good, bad, and ugly parts of my own little journey. Well…let’s get started! 😀
I wrote the final excerpt of “Journey of a Second Chance…” in April, 2018. I mentioned we were back in the heating and air conditioning business, and I was thankful for it. We were successful in that business here in Maryville for a little over 4 years. What you didn’t know was that I still had a desire to do something different. My passion has always been helping others (which is why this blog is here), and I wanted to do more of that. I didn’t know what it looked like, but I had a burning desire to help more people. The heating and air business demanded so much of my time, and I began feeling discontented with it once again. I have learned to listen to those feelings when they come up, and this time, I wanted to make a move BEFORE everything imploded. One of the things I had already tried, was going back to college to get a degree in counseling. I thought I needed a traditional degree. Turns out, college was even more demanding on my time than the heating and air business! Imagine that! So, I put my dream on hold, but kept my eyes open. I prayed and kept seeking for answers. I kept doing what I could, where I was, with what I had. I kept showing up to work, supporting the business, and studying books and programs about building dreams, and living a life you love living. Some of the things I was learning was repetitive, because I’ve studied personal development for most of my adult years. This time though, I began understanding some of the principles with a completely different level of awareness. I trusted more, because I had already experienced taking some “leaps of faith” and hey, I’m still here! Some of those leaps of faith turned out to be really cool, and I am so grateful I didn’t stay stuck. Somewhere along the way I discovered what a life coach was, and I began investing my time (and money) in that curriculum and education. It wasn’t some overnight training either. It was 40 hours of online training, and I had to have such an understanding of the material, that I had to make a 100 on each test. I traveled back and forth to Los Angeles, CA for 3 to 6 days of live trainings, and I earned my certifications in September, 2018, as a Life Coach, and a Life Mastery Consultant. BUT, during all this, even before I had completed the certifications, I was applying the principles. Kevin and I both had some discontent, but this time we listened to it together. We both decided to take another leap of faith. We sold our heating and air business again in August, 2018. I decided to become a full time Life Coach and Kevin decided to become a full time instructor, teaching others the heating and air trade. After all, Kevin has been a very successful heating and air business owner and technician himself – for about 20 years. Who better to teach it than someone who was very successful doing it?
Well, there it is. You have the gist of what we’ve been doing. It sounds pretty simple doesn’t it? Life seems pretty easy, huh? Not so fast. It wasn’t so easy. I can honestly say, though, it has been a freer, fuller, more expansive way to live. I have no regrets, and I love my life. But, there’s stuff we have to get past to get to where we want to go. There’s stuff holding us back that we have to overcome. We’re going to talk about some of those things over the next little bit together. See you in the next blog post…