You are the hero of your own journey
Re invention process
Part of your life journey is to be broken in order to become whole…
For example, during my career I made a mistake of accepting a position based on money and power, which fed my ego. I would be in charge of several departments in a health system and financially I would make more money to by material things.
When I accepted the position, my inner voice told me that it was not fulfilling my soul nor was it giving me the need to help people. I rationalized it by convincing myself that I would help people on a larger scale so I accepted the position. I would dread going to work every day but I kept telling myself to give it some time.
After nine months I began to feel an empty feeling and hated going to work. I became depressed and did not feel motivated. I hated Monday mornings and I began to wish my life away. I began to think about what I wanted my future to look like and how I should begin my journey. I started writing down what my inner voice was telling me and did not worry about how I was going to get there. I began to put a business plan together and how was I going to raise money.
Being vulnerable is a great lesson in humility. Taking a path that isn’t safe is scary but it will help you be more peaceful in the long run. Getting a pay check every 2 weeks was safe, depending on your strengths and creativity is harder.
I wanted to open a women’s counseling program that would be sensitive to the needs women often deal with such as sexual or violent trauma, postpartum depression and also mid life crises. This was the path I wanted to take and I knew I would feel fulfilled. I also would serve a cause that would make a difference in the world.
I was able to get a small business loan and I knew I could start by seeing patients myself so I built on that.
We now see 800 patients a month and I have 15 psychotherapists that work with me. Abraham Maslow said “in order to grow old peacefully you have to follow your dream”. That is what I did.
You are the hero of your own journey.