Planning your future often involves looking back at your past.
Today, as I’m thinking of where life may take me next, I looked back at the pages of my journal from 2011. And here is what I found (pretty fascinating, if I may say so myself):
“…it’s been a really great summer. But most importantly, I finally know what to do with my life: I will be starting an awesome life coaching course with The S.W.A.T. Institute. My beloved friend, Cindy, sent me a link one day and the rest is history :)
I never felt more passionate about anything else, EVER!
I’ve been giving people advise most of my life and now I will learn how to do it effectively and truly help others help themselves. I am so excited and joyful – this feels SO RIGHT!
I can’t wait to start the course. It’s going to be great; the learning process and developing my lovely, joyful, compassionate self into a wonderful, dedicated, skilled Life Coach! Who would have thought? My beloved brother knows about it too since Saturday and I’m so happy about that! All will be well!”
“The 12 week transformational telecousre with Crystal starts today and I just know it’s going to be an awesome journey! I’m so happy my dear Cindy sent me the link that introduced me to Crystal Andrus and her Institute and everything else she does so well. Meant to be :) This is the door to the rest of my life!”
“…I always had this feeling [so funny I used the word ALWAYS after only discovering S.W.A.T. that July] that S.W.A.T. was really great for me, that my future was bright if I chose to go forth with it, like there is much more to this relationship than just taking the course. I feel very connected to this Institute and sense a great future for it and me in its ranks. I am full of hope and joy about S.W.A.T. and my very near future as well. So wonderful, cannot wait. All is perfect – always. I accept whatever comes with Gratitude :)”
Well, my very near future was not as great as I hoped it would be (though perfect in its purpose) but the rest of what I felt, especially about The S.W.A.T. Institute, far exceeded my greatest expectations! In November of 2013 I went to my fist retreat with Crystal and met her in person for the fist time. This March, I met her for the second time and even shared a stage with her while celebrating International Woman's Day in Toronto, shortly after I graduated the program in February. And in July, I became a Student Advisor for The S.W.A.T. Institute! And I know this journey is going to continue and unfold even farther.
I knew I was making an investment in myself. I felt it was the right decision - when you know you know. But as I continued on the journey of transformation, I kept finding more and more gifts. And I realized that the value of what I purchased far exceeded its price. I have laid a solid foundation upon which I am building a solid future.
And all is well already!
Are you planing your future yet? New Year is just around the corner.
About the Author
In early Spring of 2011, as I sat with my journal at a family cabin, I felt the seed of my creative writing come through from beneath the surface. As I picked up my pen to begin my first journal entry, I felt a feeling of profound peace and indescribable comfort. All was well. I felt I was Home - finally!