My Journey- Update!

About a month ago, I opened up and shared that I’m starting a new journey. I’m going back to school!

At least for the next 5 months. I’m getting certified as a Life Coach. I’m at a point in my life that I’ve chosen to do things that I find fulfilling now that I know what those things are. One of those things is helping and motivating others. That’s why blogging is so fulfilling for me, it’s incorporating my love of writing and combining it with my drive to motivate others.

I started the first course this week. I opted for the online format for the foundation course. I had 4 assignments for the week one of which included interviewing a fellow classmate. It’s been a long time since I’ve been in a formal study environment so I was a bit nervous but the bookworm in me came out quickly! I was excited to read through material and watch the videos soaking up all of the information offered. It’s very exciting for me because for the first time I feel like I’ve made a choice with my destiny in mind.

I’m not just taking a job to pay the bills or taking a class to get a job that pays a little more so the paycheck can stretch a little farther. I’m taking this because I know it’s what I want to do with my life. I can’t wait to see what lies ahead!

When did you know what you wanted to be when you grew up? Do you enjoy what you do? Have you ever contemplated changing what you do for a living? Have you changed fields before? What was it like? Would you do it again? Should you have done it sooner? I’d love to hear your experience!

If you’d like to support me by making a financial contribution towards the tuition cost of the Life Coach program, I’d appreciate it. I have a 4 tier thank you gift set up because it’s not the dollar amount that counts, it’s the power that you making that contribution has. It’s an amazing feeling to know that people believe in you, that support is an indescribable feeling!

Go Fund Me Page to help with cost of tuition

Don’t forget to check out the Kindness Challenge that will be starting in May. A 7 week challenge focusing on kindness. There is only 1 blog prompt a week so you can blog about it as often or as little as you want. Be sure to check it out and spread the word!


17 Replies to “My Journey- Update!”

  1. That is so awesome that you are going back to school to be a Life Coach! I am 11 months shy of my degree in Human Services with a concentration on Child and Family services! It has been a very long road for me as I have had two biological kids in the process, two step children, and one hard to manage older child. I can’t wait to be done, but I have enjoyed my journey! I wish you the best of luck and I’m rooting for you Niki! xo

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  2. Good for you, Niki! Going back to study can be an adjustment but you’ll managed with your usual style. You’ll be an excellent Life Coach, you have the right temperament and attitude to help others.
    As for your questions .. I wanted to be an astronaut. Or a veterinarian. I did neither! I went through university to become a forensic psychologist. Later I indulged my love of learning by completing a Masters to become an historian. On a whim, I later became a travel consultant! And now? I’m General Manager of a IT company – it’s not the job I like though, it’s the flexibility it gives me to travel when I want. Ultimately, my journey has lead me to focus on lifestyle not career 🙂

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    1. Thank you Kim! I appreciate you saying that.

      Wow Kim! You surprise me more and more every time you answer a question or reveal something personal. You are amazing! What a great balance you have! It now makes sense how you can travel so much! Good for you! Sometimes you have to make a sacrifice to get what you want. Travel is important to you and this job allows for the flexibility to do that. Hopefully at some point you can have the job you like that still allows the flexibility to travel. Until then, I think it’s great that you recognize the benefit it provides you. Thanks for sharing Kim!

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      1. You’re welcome, Niki. You’ll be brilliant at it!
        I do like the balance, it’s important to me. Not just for the travel but even just the freedom to take days off when I choose simply to enjoy a sunny day at home. It’s not all sunshine & travel though, I sacrifice on income for that level of flexibility. But it can’t always be about money, can it? 🙂

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      2. That’s true, I actually erased what I had written about having to sacrifice in order to have what you love because I don’t really feel that way anymore. I think we sacrifice because we don’t know of a better way. Even if you don’t actively look, be open to seeing new opportunities if you want the freedom, love for the job and the finances that you want while still being able to travel. It’s out there, you’re just doing the best you can with what you have right now. In the meantime, enjoy the perks this one has to offer 🙂

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  3. I went to college with the plans of medical school. Even took MCATs, and had this plan in mine since I was 10. Except I was feeling burnt out and unmotivated. After working in a group home for two years for girls who had been removed from their homes by the court system I recognized the need for advocates and role models in young people’s lives. I also began coaching at my alma mater and realized I loved the teaching aspect. I went and got my masters in education in 11 months and have been teaching ever since. People often ask me why I didn’t do medical school when I have the aptitude for it, but my answer is now I am influencing a generation of doctors, lawyers, nurses, scientists, etc.

    I may never find the cure to cancer but I like knowing I might teach the student who does the love of science.

    Good luck Niki!

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    1. That is absolutely amazing Kris! I can relate to you on the love of teaching. That’s something that I’ve wanted to do since I was a child but when I went to school for it, I didn’t enjoy the structure and being put in a box so I dropped out. Now I realize that coaching is a form of teaching and my blog is as well. So while I’m not a traditional teacher, I’m still fulfilling what the little voice inside of me as a child told me I needed to be. I love that you are so passionate about teaching and the outlook you have. Hats off to you for helping to build them up!

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  4. Nice! Going back to school is awesome, especially when you are zeroing in on that special area of your life that you can be of benefit to others. All the best in your endeavours!

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