making change happen

Sunday, September 26, 2010

We all have the power to make changes in our lives wether weight loss, fitness goals, job change, emotional, circumstances. Sometimes we get lost in becoming products of our environment, sometimes we lack the motivation, the will power often we feel like lions trapped in a cage restless for change but not knowing how to move in the direction to freedom of change.

I struggle with doing what it takes to lose the weight, it's my own choices that hinder me from moving forward to change, but I can be empowered to just suck it up and get it done tracking calories getting more activity, i get tired of it constantly on my mind that i am a failure, but i realized that change has to be more than just physical it has to be internal, and you have to pursue things you are passionate about to make you feel alive, and then it will come naturally to eat healthier, get more activity because the better you feel mentally/emotionally the rest falls into place naturally.

I also was stuck in a miserable job, i have always wanted to make a career change that makes a difference in others lives, and a career that fits the lifestyle i want to lead..... my blessings came in the form of job layoff the timing was so perfect that i was able to get into a massage therapy certification program the following month when classes began, and even more than that I got financing for school and i didn't stress about how would i pay it back i just took a leap of faith and figured it will all work itself out, Sometimes we let fear hinder us from moving forward but we need to just take that leap of faith, follow our gut and know that if this is what we are meant to do, if this is where we are suppose to be at this moment in our life than in the end everythng will work itself out.

So i completed my 6 month certification, and then came the job search, it did not look promising, but i decided to take a LEAP of FAith, and walk through the door of two places that I really, really, really thought would be ideal places I wanted to work at, they werent hiring, but i brought in my resume, and guess what?? That leap of faith ignited a call from both places, they were so impressed with my resume, they wanted to CREATE a position to bring me on board!!!!! but i still had to go through the 2-3 interview process.

then came the decision of waying my option which one best suite the direction i wanted my career to take, it was hard because both had so many similarities but in the end it was one place that fit my personality best and seemed like more possibilities for the direction of my career.... and on this past Friday

I got a job! I'm so excited about the potential. It is at a Fitness club that is massive huge with indoor pool, raquet ball court, exercise classes, state of art cardio and weight equip, and more... , 3000 members and you never wait for a piece of equipment that is how big the place is, and they hold contracts with Huge companies to do wellness health fairs, and work with the local hospital for wellness programs, and I GET FREE gym memership :-)

The GREAT news is i have signed up for volunteer opportunities working with hospital Cancer and local domestic violence, that this will provide potential of creating massage therapy programs in conjuction with their programs and have clients come to the fitness club.... I'm so excited to be part of something that could be 'huge' for awareness of the benefits of massage for healing, improved quality of life it's not just an extravaganz pampering, but a total body maintence like changing the oil in your car, massage keeps your body tuned up.

Dreams do come true for a new career direction, making a difference, and connecting with others.... MAKE CHANGE HAPPEN

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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    wow somehow I have missed this blog of yours
    really good stuff
    Since it was 2 years or more ago --hope things have just kept getting better for you
    & a free gym memebership how awesome..

    I will read your blog for today to see how you are doing!
    emoticon Jo
    1878 days ago
    Vickie, you showed your strong will.
    I am so proud of you. What's that old saying?
    When one door closes a new one opens.
    I look forward to hearing from you again about your continues
    journey. I believe this job is going to be a pleasure.
    Nothing like having a job that makes you happy.
    Good luck, Vickie and thanks for keeping me posted.
    emoticon emoticon
    2732 days ago
    emoticon vicki, so proud of you !
    2734 days ago
    That is beautiful--an example of 'when the student is ready, the master appears...' or, in this case, when you open your eyes, you see all the opportunities.

    I wish you joy and success on your journey.
    2734 days ago
    AWESOME! Good for you for walking in the door and knowing what you wanted. That's the ticket!
    2734 days ago
  • -LORI-B
    Im so happy and proud for all you have accomplished. You set your mind to something and made it happen. Thats so awesome!!
    Sounds like a dream job for you.. I have no doubt that you will have great success.
    2734 days ago
    oh Vicky you made me cry tears of happiness for you!!!!
    my girl grew into a inteligent empowered woman with love and confidence in her heart as well as her mind and body!!!!!
    You made it happen and you are so right! it is in us all to just do it and trust yourself!!!!
    thank you for this powerful message and inspiration in the proof..
    It can be done! It can be accomplished!

    thank you
    hugs Jo
    2734 days ago
  • B-N-ME
    emoticon on the job, and the new direction your life is taking.
    As far as the weight loss goes, emoticon the tools are all here on spark to help you!
    Wishing you much success in creating a healthy lifestyle as well as every other aspect of your life!
    2734 days ago
  • WINTER20101
    Let ,me be the first to say what a awesome person... YOu are, have the right mind set to go far.. in your weight loss and personal ventures.. I am so proud to had the pleasure of getting to know you ..and what a special person you are.. so happy you did write this blog.. Vickie you are a role model for all of us.. keep up the great spirit..and congratulations on landing a awesome job.. Glad i could give some good advice..

    emoticon you make all of us smile.. emoticon
    2734 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/26/2010 10:06:13 AM
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