I’ve just decided to become a Holistic Nutritionist!
I had actually been thinking about this on and off – usually in a half-baked daydream – throughout my whole adult life and I actually just took the plunge now.
I just enrolled!
This is a huge life choice. I’m finally taking control of my future and taking responsibility for where my life is headed.
It just seems that this is something I should be doing and it really hit home through writing my last article.
Throughout the last 10 or 15 years, people were telling me that I should become a nutritionist but I didn’t because I was scared and didn’t think I could do it. I had a lot of internal stories I would tell myself as to why I can’t do this or why I shouldn’t.
But those stories really don’t hold up anymore.
Surrendering To My Power
I’ve never been looked to as an authority on anything. Maybe on the topic of spirituality or psychology – but only in certain circles, and not in a way where I’d have to be truly responsible for what I say.
I was just having conversations. Now I could potentially be paid for my knowledge on something. That is scary because I have a responsibility to be accurate for others now.
I get nervous when any situation is driven by me. When I have to improvise and take control or to lead. That is what scares me. Leading a group. Being in charge. Needing to perform and give results.
Making an impact! We all have the power to have a positive impact on the world.
This is also what I want most of all: to move people and change their lives. Our fears are often tied to our desires.
Sometimes we fear failure, sometimes we fear success.
I’ve made myself small all my life so as not to bother others. I’ve learned to try NOT to make an impact. Fly under the radar where it’s safe. It was a way of protecting myself.
But I can’t do that anymore.
I know we’ve all learned a lot about ourselves during the pandemic and lots of things have shifted. The same is true for me. I can no longer ignore the things I’ve learned. Now I have to take responsibility and act on it. Now I have to stop fighting things that have always been there waiting for me to grow them into their full potential.
I know a lot of others have come to similar conclusions. Have you experienced this in your life lately?
I can be in charge of myself but given the power to lead others I am totally out of my element. How can I decide what’s right for other people? Can I give myself permission to make decisions for other people?
It can be scary but maybe I’m getting ahead of myself. In reality, all I’m doing right now is learning and deepening my knowledge so that I can continue to share accurate information with others.
And that’s important to me.
I really want people to be able to take what I write about and change other people’s lives with it. To do that to the best of my ability, I’m getting some formal training and education.
And I’m already writing, I might as well learn more about the subjects I love.
That’s why I started the blog in the first place – to learn and share!
I’m really excited about this and I can’t wait to get that certification and be able to call myself a Holistic Nutritionist!
This has really got me thinking about all the other areas of study I want to get more serious about exploring: herbalism, yoga training, somatic therapy, trauma release training, ecopsychology, and breathwork training.
I’m so excited to share with you what I’ll be learning over the next 6 months and beyond!
I just wanted to update you on what’s been happening because I know I’ve gotten a bit off schedule. I’ll find the balance between running the blog and studying in the next month or so.
For those of you interested I’ll write a future post about what program I chose and why and also how the course is going.
Right now, I’m just waiting for my books to come in the mail!
Let me know if there’s anything in particular you’d like to see me focus on in the future regarding holistic nutrition or holistic health in general. Remember that includes the body, mind, emotions, and spirit. This blog is about loving and caring for your body and that includes your full self because we really can’t separate ourselves into distinct pieces.
Thanks for being here for my new chapter!