I’m exactly where I never wanted to be: Franklin, Massachusetts.
Ever since we moved here when I was 12 I have not liked the place we lived. Our home always felt like a house, my peers always seemed too interested in things I could care less for, and I always felt like there was nothing to do in this area. I used to become ill regularly (there were a few years I hung out with doctors at least once a month) and I definitely suffered from bouts of depression throughout my time living here prior to moving away for college.
Granted, we moved here during trying times. My Uncle Phil had died on September 11th the year before, we moved from Michigan where we had begun making our roots after moving there only three years before, and my mom’s best friend was dying. When I look back at that time of my life from where I am at today I cannot believe I even made it through those phases of my life, especially because I was and still am such a Highly Sensitive child, Empath, and Intuitive. Thank God for angels, friends, family, and guides who help me from this plane and the next!
As high school graduation loomed closer I was already completely burnt out from school and honestly from life. I didn’t care where I went to school as long as I wasn’t going to school in Massachusetts! That was it. I had hoped to go to school in New York but given my health it didn’t feel like the best idea, especially according to my parents.
So I settled for a college in NH where I could play soccer and study Literature. And then I ended up getting chronic illnesses, which we found out later on was due to mold problems in the dorms (I’m severely allergic to mold) and food allergies/sensitivities (cafe food killed me, basically). After a year I spent a semester at another college in NH and again became ill quite often due to mold. I was supposed to move in with friends and continue attending this college, but found out I was allergic to cats as I moved in.
And in 2010 I begrudgingly attended college in Massachusetts. LOL. The school I graduated from, Eastern Nazarene College, accepted me within the hour I applied and visited – which was the day before spring semester classes started. And the roller coaster that is my life didn’t stop there, I suffered a concussion, vertigo on and off, and other illnesses while attending that school too! Will be posting more in-depth pieces about my illnesses, food sensitives, and alternative medicine in the future as I have plenty of first-hand experience 🙂
Upon graduating I continued working at a military base in Natick, MA as a Public Affairs Specialist. Writing for a living was and is amazing, especially for a recent college graduate, yet it simply wasn’t the place for me.
Now, here I am, a yoga instructor, reiki practitioner, intuitive, writer, editor, and music maker. I’m teaching several yoga classes, private classes, facilitating reikki, doing angel readings, channeling messages, practicing psychic mediumship, and making music. I am loving life. And I am exactly where I kept running away from, exactly where I never thought I would want to be.
Where I reside feels somewhat temporary, I’m giving it a couple years, but I feel comfortable exactly where I am. I am amazed at how many beautiful, loving, wonderful, amazing people I have met over the past couple years through yoga and reiki. It’s been incredible. Although, I should share that most of these people are not in my peer group at all and are in their 40s/50s and that’s GREAT! I love it. I love meeting and being with children and people of all ages. I feel blessed that my life purpose work allows me to meet and share love with so many different beings!
I cannot believe the changes created within me since I first started this blog a couple year ago. My posts have been sporadic and all-over the place (just like me – not sure that’ll be changing anytime soon) – but the integrity of my being and writing is much the same – I’m just learning to authentically express myself more than I have before.
And I am so very very grateful.