Quote from passionflower
I was very unhappy and burned out in nursing so, what would I do? Exactly what I did...First I prayed. I mean really prayed. I gave myself over to God. NOT in some ultra religious by the book way. (Not that I'm knocking that if that's your choice) I simply asked for guidance in my life as HE saw fit for me to live it. I believe we all are born with an inate sense of who we should become. I believe this is instilled by God. It's just that life kicks it out of us so to speak and we lose this. So first I prayed for guidance. Next I opened my eyes and my heart and listened. The next thing I knew I kept coming across words such as "holistic, herbal and natural healing" words that I really did not use. I paid close attention. I figured if God was ever to send me a message regarding healing, that would be it. Finally I combined these things. I made a list of all things that moved me since childhood, things I excelled at in school, things people noticed about me that I didn't notice about myself. You know when someone says your good at X. What was my passion was the big question. I combined all of the above things and began my studies (herbal sciences and nutrition as well as cometics and business). I am also putting together my business plan (hard work). I am very much still a work in progress (aren't we all) but if I can help you I will certainly try. Good luck to you.:spin:
Thank you for replying Passionflower. Your ideas of making a list of talents and passions, using a combination to create a plan sounds just up my alley.
Do you mind sharing in a little more detail what that plan is and how and where you see yourself in 5 yrs. If you would prefer to PM or email this exchange just let me know.
I have had the pleasure of meeting many Women Healers, strong intelligent women who have taken their path into their own hands. They have researched and studied, forged a place for their talents. They have created a place for their brand of healing, this includes Midwives, Nurses, FNPs, Herbalists, Osteopaths, Social Workers and the list goes on. I have thought of creating a list of questions, an interview of sorts. I see so many nurses who have a deeper calling, but are uncertain of where to go or how to utilize it.
Anywho, I am rambling..
VickyRN, Thanks for your many links and hard work.. I have found many gems in your posts..