I was raised in a super supportive, loving, tight knit family. I have always had the encouragement to follow my dreams and develop into the person I want to be. I have close relationships with family, a loving husband, great friends and overall, a pretty fantastic life!
Somehow, I still found myself struggling. I never knew what I wanted in terms of my career and consistency was never my forte. From the time I was young I dabbled in every extracurricular activity you could imagine. From basketball to singing lessons, horseback riding to cross country, drama club to cheerleading.. I wanted to do it all and I wanted it NOW. As I grew older the trend continued. I changed my major in college 4 times, only to graduate with my Bachelor’s and then decide to pursue something TOTALLY different in graduate school (sorry Mom and Dad ☺ ).
After graduating with my Bachelor’s and working in the sound editing industry, I found myself feeling completely unfulfilled. I was yearning for more interaction with others. I wanted to live my life knowing I was having some sort of positive impact in this world, not just skating by in what felt like a soul sucking job. I had a major FREAK out as I came to the realization that sound editing, in fact, was not at all what I wanted to pursue.
FROM CLIENT TO THERAPIST & COACH
I found myself in counseling, sitting across from the most down to earth, genuine therapist I had ever met. Weeks went by and I recognized how good it felt to just talk out loud about the things I wanted from life, who I wanted to be, where I wanted to go. One day I walked out of session and thought to myself “This is it. This is what I want to do. I want to be this outlet for other people.”
And that was that. I went on to complete my Master’s Degree in Counseling and pursued my Certification as a Coach. BOOM! I loved what I was learning, the people I was surrounded by and the pride I felt knowing my life would be dedicated to truly helping others.
The path has not been smooth sailing from there on out, but I can say I have learned SO much. I am incredibly inspired by all of YOU. Learning to take away the pressure to have it all figured out right away was (and still is, sometimes) TOUGH.
In my work, I hope to be that guiding light for you, that open space where you can reflect, investigate your own life, goals, dreams, think out loud ..and then put it into action. I hope to teach you how to love yourself and to be curious about the future rather than punitive if you don’t have it all mapped out. And let’s be real, who really has it figured out anyway?