Challenging myself, both vocally and in life, I’ve manifested so many incredible experiences. At age 7, I began singing professionally, moved to Nashville and began training with famed vocal coach Gerald Arthur, co-writing for major labels, recording in pro studios, and by age 16, a major record label came knockin’. But guess what. I didn’t take it. Why on earth not, you ask? A shift and a vision.
The shift was the announcement of my parents’ divorce, and the vision was of my own family and children I would one day sing to. I could actually feel them (born intuitive), and met my husband just a couple years later. (Turns out he was already in my life, but that’s another story you can read in my blog archive.) What was I to do now? So I examined my life and one consistency was being there for others in times of distress, so I changed I major to Psychology. (I was homeschooled, so I was in college already, and again…driven!) I couldn’t wait to get my feet on the ground and make a difference, so I got my feet wet right out of college with dual-diagnosis mental health child case management.
Blessings on those who can do this work for years on end, because it took me down emotionally and physically (heart specialists, monitors, ER visit…). My highly empathic heart literally couldn’t handle the job, and without having yet developed spiritual tools to hold my own space and release the energies, I left the field to take a position as the PR/Marketing Specialist within the same non-profit. While it seemed like a detour at the time, the job really gave me a lot of tools to use for myself. Event planning, event photography, promotional materials/items, web and graphic design, requesting stats and more. (Cont’d in comments.)👇 http://ift.tt/2EV3j86