When I first began blogging, I kept mine private because the thought of baring my soul on the page for others to see was more than I could stand. My husband lovingly ribbed me, informing me that this was a diary. Well, I decided a few days ago to take the plunge and go public. After all, part of my purpose in writing was to eventually publish in the self-help field.
My passion is helping others navigate life. I have an interest in personal growth in general, especially in the areas of addiction and recovery, parenting and other significant relationships, overcoming anxiety and phobias, health and wellness (including spiritual well-being), goal setting, and organization. On my own journey, I have learned from books, seminars, and organizations. I have found that support from others is the most effective tool out there in creating real long-term change.
Several years ago I claimed (or discovered, depending on your point of view) my life’s purpose to “Help Others Along the Path.” Since I can remember, I have loved talking with people about their problems, dreams, and goals. People always seemed to come to me for advice or just to have a sounding board. As a teacher, I had everyone from the custodian to the principal coming to my room to talk. I loved helping people sort things out for themselves but I also found that some people just wanted to complain but not take action to solve their problems. This was very frustrating for me. So I began focusing on folks that were willing to do something to improve their situations. As I build a life coaching clientele, I am blogging about the very issues in my own life that have prompted me to work on myself. These range from parenting children with substance abuse issues, dealing with anxiety (including performance anxiety), overcoming a traumatic injury, dealing with my own disorganization, and making career changes.
Through this blog, I hope to connect with other writers who have an interest in these areas, and people who are dealing with these or other issues and are looking for “Help Along the Path.”
My hope is that my blog will grow this year and complement a fulfilling life coaching career.