As many of my dedicated readers know, I lost my job in the beginning of July. I have been keeping busy but I also took some time for myself to figure out what direction I should be going in. (I worked in a highly analytical position within a social network, prior to that I did planning and analysis in the fashion industry.) After some soul-searching and self-reflection, I decided that I want to move away from what I have been doing for the past 10 years and try some new avenues. Honestly, I wasn’t happy, and hadn’t been happy for some time in that position.
I thought about the things I really liked about my job, and most of it was the interaction I had with my sales teams and other departments, rather than the numbers part of the job. I realized in some of the work I do helping at the bakery that I love talking to people, talking to them about products, about organics, gluten issues, and of course taste. Often times in theses conversations, weight and calories always pop up and I love to share that I’ve been able to maintain my 35 lb weight loss surrounded by delicious baked goods every weekend. (Not to toot my own horn but : TOOT TOOT!!)
Anyway, during the my “Souzapalooza Soul-Search”, I came across information on the Institute for Integrated Nutrition. The Institute for Integrated Nutrition, or IIN, is the largest nutrition school in the world and a cutting edge leader in holistic nutrition education. They offer a Health Coach training program where students can learn to help people with their issues related to health, nutrition, and lifestyle. I can not tell you how many conversations I have had with friends, family, and even strangers, related to these topics in my life time. Not to mention, the general council I provide to those around me (I tend to be the go to person for a lot of my friends when they need a sounding board). As a result, I have enrolled in the Health Coach program with the IIN which begins in September. It is an online course so I will be able to conduct it in conjunction with a full-time job (which I am actively pursuing as well – health insurance is important!). Hopefully when I complete the course next fall, I will be able to find a position that utilizes the skills acquired in the Health Coach program.
I know that this will be a big change for me, but I think it is the right one at this time.
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