Getting Certified... in Life!
Oh, it's Happening! With all the tips and inspo from my previous blog, Tips to Getting the Creative Process Back, I have been on a major roll! Hence, my delay in posting here. My doodles have been plentiful helping me get my groove back (thanks to a new set of fancy markers and sketch books my husband and kids got me) and I have written three solid children's books, now in the revision stages - two of which are part of a series... I am still looking for a literary agent though. 🧐 (hint hint, anyone?). The challenge is to make illustrations that match my books. All a work in progress!
I'm getting out of the home office a lot more and actually doing what I WANT. Most recently, I have become certified as a Color Consultant by Leatrice Eiseman, the world's leading "color guru" at the Eiseman Center for Color Information and Training. This was an incredible experience where I gained professional knowledge on trending and forecasting, color psychology, history of color and industry insider info and most importantly new relationships that I foresee lasting a long time.
BONUS: I hit two of my bucket list items on my color trip!
1. I got to meet the one and only Leatrice Eiseman and get certified, not to mention her family too who I immediacy loved AND
2. I went to Seattle! A city I have always dreamed of visiting since my affinity for Nirvana and Kurt Cobain in Middle school.
LIFE'S TAKEAWAY: Sign up and invest in your passions, because you never know who you will meet or where it will take you! At the very least it will be an adventure and a learning experience.
Immediately after I flew home from my amazing color experience I began my training towards a Health Coach Certification with the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute. I was very worried about going back to a school environment, even if it was all online. The studying, reading, testing... all was very daunting to me, especially with my current work load, school and activities starting for my two kids, being pregnant (and truly fatigued) and planning for a remodel... amongst all the other parts of life's crazy and beautiful balancing acts.
After months of intense training, I passed all three courses for Families, Pregnancy and Adults & Seniors with flying colors! I even got 💯 on my final exam, how cool is that!? School as a grown-up is way different! You get more into it, you actually enjoy the research, you perform for YOU. All in all it was a great experience! What the hell was I even scared for anyway?
Now I am officially a Certified Health Coach. Who knows, I may even go back and get certified at the Masters level and then Board Certified... after the baby comes though. 🤰🏽
THINGS I LEARNED ABOUT MYSELF:
1. I like a challenge!
2. I've become great at balancing the chaos of life.
3. I'm a better student than I thought.
LIFE'S TAKEAWAY: Kick self-doubt in the balls! Keep pushing forward and do what you feel is right, even if you are scared. Chances are that fear means you are onto something great... challenge it and enjoy the process!
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