I'm not sure why I woke up this morning and felt compelled to write this...but here I am... feeling like I need to explain myself to the world.
I have had a dream for almost as long as I can remember to be both a photographer and a physical therapist. My original plan was to live in Regina, work as a physio part-time and buy a house with two floors so I could live on the upper floor and turn the main floor into my photography studio. I feel like this has always been my dream...knowing that one day I would move from being a physio to being a physio educator.
Recently, I have been talking with a few people - and when I list off the things I am doing, they ask, "how do you do it all?"... And I don't have an answer other than I have this calling... this notion that I'm on the right path and I'm exactly where I am supposed to be. It is a lot of hard work, juggling and sacrifice - but I have to believe that there is a reason for all of this.
I also want my family to know that it is never too late to follow your dreams. My Grandma Jones went to university when she was in her 50s to upgrade her education as a teacher. My current goal is that by the time I am 50 I will have my family (including two teenage boys that have grown into two young men who will be much taller than me), my photography business, and a PhD in Rehabilitation Science. Why is it that I feel I need to do this at this very moment in time? Doesn't that sound completely insane? I have no idea why I feel compelled to do this... I only know that it feels like I am where I am supposed to be. And...the strange part - instead of this making me feel stressed...I feel very much as though everything is falling into place in ways so much more exquisite than I could ever have dreamed.
Truthfully, I don't know. But I do know that my focusing on them, putting energy into them and trying to find ways to do good in the world, I will be the best version of myself that I can be and get closer to my goals than if I hadn't tried at all. I think the last few years have really taught me that time is a gift and that I need to make sure I make the most of the time I have here.
Thank you for joining me today and sharing in my dreams & plans for the days ahead. I hope you are able to spend a little time today working towards something that lights the fire of hope within your heart.
Forever and always,
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