My friend Lorna gave me the advice to listen to my journey. I loved this. I know it’s been a long time since I have updated my blog. My apologies!
But there has been a lot of stuff happening over past five months or so and my journey continues…
I started a contract position with a local organization serving immigrants and refugees. I love it – so much so that I am applying for this full-time position.
It has been and continues to be a journey.
I have learned goals, objectives and reality are all fluid and subject to change and evolve with time.
My desire to help create a community of resilient and self-confident young people living their independent and authentic lives is alive and well.
But after a lot of soul searching I have found a fantastic opportunity that allows me to shine. I am reminded of the ad that says “every great why has a great how.”
I understand I need to change my how.
So my why has not changed; I am still Puddle Jump Coaching because I want to help people figure out their next steps and start living their independent lives. I want to help people see and reach their potential. That’s hugely important for me.
But I am feeling my how is shifting. It may not be through one-on-one coaching. It may be through a podcast or an app. It may be through a book, or through group coaching. It may also be through teaching.
That’s right, teaching. I have completed my Algonquin certificate in Teaching and Training Adult Learners. I honestly can’t remember when I started, but I think it is about one and a half years ago. I have learned so much since I started taking this program. It has definitely been life changing for me.
When I was 23 years old and trying to figure out what I wanted to do for the rest of my life, it is safe to say that I had no idea that at 47 years old I would be doing this.
So while I may not be a professional; a doctor, a lawyer, an engineer or accountant – I am me. And while I may not know what I will be doing for the next 25 years, that is okay with me. It has to be okay with me. If not, I would be sad and unhappy. Been there, done that. In fact, my 20s were all about that.
At this point, I am ready to follow my new how, knowing this is the path I need to take to live my own authentic life.