Normally when we think of practice, we immediately think of mastering a skill in some form of art or athletic ability. Rarely do we make it a goal to master our inner strength the way we would to set a goal to lose weight or save money. With all great things, 1st comes practice. Not saying it will be easy, but with all things, practice does have the ability to make it better.
There is nothing better than to have an idea and then make it happen! I do my best to surround myself with all things that inspire me and allow me to live out my dreams. Getting paid is not so much of a goal than to live life doing what I love most. And what I’m learning I love most as I push forward is working with teens, young women and really people of all ages.
This last year I have been spending most of my time working on my Life Coach certification and volunteering at the Covenant House, facilitating a career exploration panel for young adults. Each week a group of volunteers would come in to speak about who they are, what they do and the choices they took to get them there. One of the most challenging things for me to over come each week was not being able address the same group of young adults. Each week came with new faces, new dreams but the same outcome. After the hour was up, we all felt jipped in not being able to spend more time with each other or helping out further with the direction they were headed (Covenant and New York Care rules). So each week I left wishing I could do more.
It dawned on me one day after sitting with a young lady who mentioned to me “this is all great but I have personal issues I need help with” at the moment a light immediately turn on and an opportunity created its way for me to do more. I pitched the idea to the people at The Covenant House and they loved the idea.