I don’t have a degree in psychology, life coaching, or counseling. I am educated and have more than one degree. But the best degree I have is my degree in life. My life experiences are what I share to help others. I have often asked God why he has put me through so much in my life. Why have I had to suffer pain, loss, the struggle to survive; so I could be right where I am today; helping others understand where they are at and to help them take that first step towards living their life again.
As an educator, I strive to reach all my students, just like I hope I am reaching some of you. I know realistically I can’t reach everyone, not even in my classroom. But I keep reaching out and I know I have touched some.
I believe this is what God had planned for me. This is my purpose, why I’m here, and why he put me through the struggles in my life. As painful and heart wrenching as most of them were, it was all worth it to be here today helping those who are going through a rough time or just need someone to listen.
I sit here looking out my office window, and see a stream of water flowing by from all the rain that just won’t stop. My troubled mind a year ago would have said, “let’s take the Kayak out, jump on and see where it takes me.” I’m done running away from all that has hurt me. I stand strong with God who has strengthened me, ready to take on what life has in store; good or bad.
I say thank you, to all of you who have read my blogs, to those I have touched, and especially to those who have touched me. Whatever stage you are at in your life, keep moving forward and hurdle those obstacles. Don’t let anything stop you. As I told a special person in my life; Let go and Fly!
“If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.”
Keep hiking to the top!