It All Began With Feeling Uncreative
In my 6th grade art class, we were asked to create anything we wanted using the clay we were given. I created a hamburger. Why a hamburger you may ask? I have no idea. I always felt like that "weird" kid in middle school. Well, my teacher put my project in the kiln — a thermally insulted oven that produces temperatures sufficient the process of hardening and drying my project. Once it came out, I got called out by my teacher. She was so upset with the way the colors turned out and told me what a terrible job I had done. I remember feeling so uncreative. That was the day I told myself I was not creative and never wanted anything to do with art.
I intentionally used the word creative in my business name because I strongly feel we are all creative. We are not just human beings but Creative beings. We can create something different in our lives; we can create happiness; we can create as a form of expression; we can create hope and so many other things.
My purpose and passion is to inspire others to live in an intentional way.
Now as an adult, I have come to realize that my little art project was creative in its own way. I was fortunate to have a mother that displayed my hamburger with pride; my mom had it for years.
As for me personally, "my why" lies in my family. The only thing that could have stopped me from pursuing this calling to help others in the magnitude that I always longed to was fear. Fear of failure. Fear of the unknown. Fear of change. Fear of the, "What ifs?"
I could not and did not let fear stop me. My children witnessed that, and I can only hope that fear never stops them from achieving anything in their personal lives. My husband has always believed and supported my dream and knew it would one day be reality. He believed long before I did, and his belief in me and what I do, motivates me to continue trying to empower others.
I feel this position allows me to work to my fullest potential and provides me the opportunity to reach and help more people in a more personal, impactful way. I have a passion to give others hope. Hope for a better tomorrow. Hope that they are going to feel better. Hope in their own inner-strength that sometimes we forget we have. My office is a non-judgemental, comfortable place that allows one to grow at their own pace. We are all in this together and I am fortunate and humbled to be part of your life journey.
I was in the school district for 20 years. During that time, I served many students as a teacher and then as a counselor. Throughout those years, I saw problems getting worse. I saw more diagnosis of depression, anxiety and different mental illnesses, yet I did not have the time to provide the time and services to so many that were in need.
I would put a band aid on the situation because as a school counselor, my job entailed so much paperwork and daily school ins and outs that I felt I was not servicing my students needs properly.I felt so passionate about this that before I resigned I asked for a meeting with superintendent of schools to inform her that I was resigning because I felt like I was failing kids everyday. She was shocked at my comment, but it was the truth.
In a school setting, I felt my heart was wanting to do more in addressing the emotional needs of children rather than academics. I felt that if we could help them emotionally, it would benefit their academics but there was just not enough time to do both to the extent that I wanted to. I decided in order to be as effective as I felt I could and as effective as kids deserved, I had to take the leap of faith and branch out to begin my own business.
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