It seems as if my recent integration of the young woman who ended up getting raped and was in an abusive marriage has shifted quite a few things. A few days after that experience, I decided that it’s time that I let go of my old career – data analysis – and put my time behind building my life design business, which I now call empowerment coaching since people are more familiar with coaches than life designers. I’ve taught a couple workshops – one on life design and another on self-empowerment – and have three already set up for 2014.
I am still figuring out how to get private, one-on-one clients, though. And that’s been quite anxiety provoking, partly because a part of me seems to think that this should just happen overnight… So, I am trying to tell myself that this is a process and it will take some time.
Who and what am I empowering? Well, I am sharing the empowerment that I have experienced by designing my life in my own way, creating and maintaining relationships outside of the single-couple dichotomy with various levels of intimacy, and building a way to earn a living that falls outside of the 9-to-5 idea (well, okay, working on this one… actually all of it is a work in progress…). If you want to live outside the box and want some help with that, drop me a note! Whether the box is the couple-centered world we live in or the idea that you’re not quite an adult unless you work a “real job.”
At the same time, I’ve continued dancing and doing all the stuff I practice to support it (like lifting weights or doing Pilates). I’ve even started a new blog, which might be yet another reason I’ve been more quiet here: Becoming a dancer. There, I am trying to capture some of the things that I learn while dancing that are applicable to the rest of our lives. It’s quite fun!
Please let me know if there’s anything you’d like me to share more about! Maybe we can turn this blog into something of a reader-driven version 🙂