I was sick of worrying about a company’s bottom dollar and hungry to help people live their best authentic life. (Pretty ironic, since I wasn’t living mine!)
One day I began praying that God would do something drastic in my life to get me “back on track”- doing what He’d created me for. Four days later, my employer announced the elimination of 1100 positions; mine being one of them. Just like that, He cut the security net that held me in a job I dreaded going to each day, but hadn’t had the courage to leave.
Through a long list of strange (nearly impossible) events, I was given the opportunity to return to college to finish the degree I’d abandoned long ago. Suddenly I was faced with all the negative beliefs I’d held for too long:
I could never do that.
I’m not college material.
I’m too old to go back to school.
And then I realized that God wouldn’t have placed this dream & passion in my heart if he didn’t have a plan for it.
While I pushed against the memories of struggling in school the first time around, I trusted Him, and one door seemed to open the next. When all was said and done I made the Dean’s List with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services Leadership. It reminded me that all things are possible.
It was hard.
A lot of work.
I did it while juggling marriage, parenting, and a two-hour daily commute.
And it was worth every second.
When I was months away from graduation, I decided that if God had brought me this far, I would finish the journey. I applied for graduate school and earned my Master’s Degree in Counseling three years later. Now I own a private practice where I get to counsel others, and a coaching biz where I get to coach women who have just as strong of a drive to go after the life they were created for.