On Tuesday as I completed my final module and the final test which completes my health coaching programme with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. It was a moment of mixed emotion. I have become so familiar with the routine of a new module released each Monday lunchtime for the last 11 months, and the structure and 'comfort' in being guided along the road to becoming a health coach... and suddenly it all came to an end. It's me now... this is where the real learning begins. There are a few final weeks of admin time before I receive my formal certification but to all intents and purposes I am now a certified health coach!
This passage was taken from one of our final lectures and it really resonated with me.
Do you ever get the feeling you are on a flying trapeze, soaring from one bar to the next from past to future? Embrace the transition. Learn to find your wings.
As I completed my final test and then sat on my bed breathing deeply and sitting quietly for a moment. I wrote this post on my personal Facebook page. I'll share it with you here:
Today I feel as though a new chapter is just beginning in my life!
Today I completed the final test for the my health coaching course with a score of 100%. Over this last year as I have been a student with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition my mind has grown and changed so much, both in my understanding of who I am and most importantly in the ways in which I can use my skills in reaching out to help others. Including Cake is not simply the little recipe blog I began as a hobby almost three years ago, but has a become a gateway to wellness for all those who want to take the next step.
I have 1-1 coaching clients who inspire me everyday, my hand-written specialist coaching programmes are coming together really to roll come September (watch this space!), I have built new, inspiring and supportive relationships in both my friendships and business, I have written ebooks and articles...with some big publications set to feature me over the next few months (it will stay a secret for now). There is potential huge news on the horizon with my Wholeplus food business (huge meeting is happening at the end of this month) and the most importent thing... I finally feel as though i've found my calling in life!
It will take hard work, I will still have so many days when I feel as though I am going round in circles, I will question everything all over again. But it is in questioning everything that we move forward, break the old habits and thought patterns that no longer serve us and find happiness in creating the life we know we have within us.
Life is a constant journey of discovery. One I never want to stop.
The future holds many exciting things, but most of all I want to take a moment to say thank you... thank you to you my loyal readers who continue to support me as my blog and website as a whole has grown and evolved, and will continue to do so, as we all do in our lives. I hope you continue to come here for many months and years to come and find inspiration in my photos, words and recipes. If you ever need anything more... a conversation or a little help within your own life... just reach out. You know I am always here to catch you.
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