Exciting News!

This time yesterday morning I wrote about adjusting to being in a good place and accepting the flow of good things. Adjusting to the feeling of life being so good and not waiting for “the rug to be pulled from under me”. When I decided to pursue Life Coach certification it was a leap of faith for me. I’m not one to shy away from risks or trying something new,

but financially we just weren’t in the position for me to go to school at this time. I contemplated waiting after discovering that scholarship opportunities weren’t available for Life Coach courses. The old me would have gotten discouraged and taken it as a sign that it wasn’t for me.

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The new me realized I needed to get creative! First I started an account on a crowd funding site. The donations of those that contributed were the almost the exact amount to the dollar that I needed to enroll in the first of the two part course. Now that was my kind of sign! On Friday, I finished the 5 week foundation course I took online and felt it was time to take action to come up with ideas to raise funds for the second part of the course. I decided to  write letters to people I hoped would be willing to provide a financial contribution to apply towards the tuition of the 12 week course that begins next month. I had one month to come up with $1,500.00 to make the deadline for enrollment.

I wrote my first letter informing that I was in search of individuals willing to provide a financial contribution towards educational expenses that scholarships didn’t cover. I didn’t have to write another letter. The first person the letter was written to provided a generous contribution and covered the entire $1,500.00 tuition expense! I’m still in shock. That’s more than I ever could have hoped for! I’m so grateful for their contribution but what’s more, I’m humbled that they would believe in me enough to provide such a contribution! What an unexpected and timely sign that great things come from expecting and accepting good things! As a “thank you” for their contribution and a way of keeping the spirit of their generous act alive, I have committed to volunteering my services to an organization of their choice. I am so thankful for what I have received and so excited to give back!

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Tuition costs paid in full!! Thank you to all of my sponsors!!

40 thoughts on “Exciting News!

      1. Thanks Niki and yes my week is going well. Sounds as though you’re having a good one too judging by this post. Look forward to sharing more with you soon. 🙂

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    1. Awwww It was just such an appropriate reciprocation. The sponsor told me they didn’t want anything in return so I wondered how could I show my gratitude, what could I do to help that spirit of their generosity live on? It hit me like a bolt of lightning and it felt so right.

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    1. Yes there are! As excited as I was I wanted to focus on the generosity of the sponsor and continue the domino effect of the donation. This goes hand in hand with the challenge I’m hosting, the timing couldn’t have been better!

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  1. WOW look at God!

    Niki it started when you stepped out on faith.

    He reads the desire of our hearts and we always know when it’s Him because it flows smoothly when He’s in the center of it.

    But the real blessing was when you decided to give back what was so freely was given to you.

    Keep up the good work by following you passion,
    Vernon

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    1. I went back and forth about moving forward and started to talk myself down, tell myself how selfish it was but then I realized how fulfilling it would be to work in my calling and thought it would be a disservice to myself to not pursue that! So off I went and have I been rewarded in earnest for that leap! It sounds crazy but the best feeling really did come from committing to giving back. I’ve always told myself that I want to give as much as I get and never felt like I had much to give, as soon as I saw that window open, I jumped through! Thanks for reading and taking the time to leave such encouraging words Vernon!

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  2. I’m so happy for you Niki! One of the best things is that you never gave up. You are resilient, positive, and inspirational. You’re going to be an awesome Life Coach! Congrats! I love the quote you posted 🙂

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      1. Just got done with yoga and I found out that I wasn’t in the positions properly. I had my arms too far in front of me, by bringing my arms closer to my body I was able to put more weight on my hands. The other thing is I wasn’t spreading my fingers open far enough, by spreading them wider I was able to distribute the weight across my hand and my palms touched the mat firmly. No wrist pain today!!!

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      2. That makes total sense! Now that I think about it, I’ll bet I put my arms too far out. I just tried it now, and I think I do! So I’ll bring them closer to me. And I know I don’t spread my fingers very wide either. Thanks so much Niki! I’m so happy you took the time to let me know 🙂 I appreciate that a lot! Thanks for remembering, you’re so sweet and thoughtful 🙂

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      3. I’m so glad to hear that! I really need to get into a class. But I also do yoga at home. Every night I stretch and do some yoga/pilates. I’m going to pay more attention to my positioning. It’s amazing how a little tweak here and there makes a big difference. Thanks again Niki! xx

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      4. Good for you! I’m trying to make it a lifestyle so I need the accountability of a class right now. Once it’s a lifestyle then I can do it at home regularly 🙂

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