Welcome to MY Vision!
Twice in my working life I have left stable careers that provided me a good income and excellent job security. For eighteen years I was a police officer. It was a career I was proud of, and it fulfilled a burning desire to help others and to do work that made a difference. What better way than to preserve the safety and security of my community? I had a career path. I knew where I wanted to go within policing, what I wanted to become, a goal to work towards. I was clear, focused. Then…Life.
Now I was a divorced, single Mom of an infant son with no family to help. It wasn’t possible to work shifts and overtime. My vision faded.
I switched to positions within policing that would allow me to be home in the evenings and on weekends. It was the right thing to do. It was my choice. But as time passed, a restlessness started to creep into my psyche. A sense of something missing. Time to move, to shift, but to what…?
In time I remarried. In addition to policing, I was taking part time classes for holistic nutrition and LOVED everything I was learning! I was obsessed. Everything I learned resonated with me. I made changes to the way our family nurtured and fuelled our bodies with food. My husband’s seasonal allergies disappeared. My son’s eczema cleared. I was sleeping better than I had in years! I was passionately sharing everything I knew with anyone who would listen. I had always been fit and had gotten my personal training certification while I was still a police officer and now my thoughts and desires were to shifting to a helping others in a different way. My vision had evolved from contributing to others safety and security, to helping them become fitter, healthier and happier.
I left policing and became a personal trainer. For six years I walked the path of transformation with countless people. Educating them on how to improve their lives through fitness, nutrition, improved sleep and stress management. I saw them through setbacks, injuries, breakdowns, and breakthroughs. It was satisfying and gratifying. Even when they achieved their fitness goals most chose to keep training. They liked that I knew who they were and who they wanted to be. I was their secret-keeper. We developed a trusted space so they could express their hopes, dreams, and desires.
Training sessions sometimes morphed into coaching and support for significant life transitions – marriage, job changes, loss, retirement, empty-nesting.
And then it began.
That feeling of restlessness. Quietly, like a whisper. Rarely at first. But over two years the restlessness changed, shifted. I would catch myself feeling impatient, irritated, annoyed for no reason. WHY? My life was good. I could check off all the boxes. From the outside, everything looked great, was great. But work was beginning to feel like that movie, Groundhog Day. I was showing up but I wasn’t inspired or motivated. I was going through the motions. It didn’t sit well. Something was missing. I needed more….but what?
I began journaling and meditating, both had called to me over the years but I had never put into them into practice. Through meditation I was inspired to create a Vision Board. A way to play with my intuitive guidance system. To get out of my head and into my heart. My vision? To help others reconnect to their authentic Self. To re-discover the power of their heart and mind to create their own reality. To support and honour their path up the mountain to health, happiness, and personal fulfilment.
I left personal training and became a Certified Life Coach and Reiki practitioner. Last year was all about trust and learning. Trusting the path even though it was not yet clearly defined. Many tears, many conversations with trusted friends and supportive husband, and MANY breakdowns. Through it all, trusting that I was okay. Everything I have learned has been necessary to get me here, now. My vision has evolved from safety and security, to health and wellness, to connecting and honouring Self.
This year is about EXPANDING ~ Stepping into my enormous power, owning who I am, and flying with joy!
Written by: Kirsten Frey