What will you do?
Self-care: In these challenging times, many of us are hearing again and again that “taking care of ourselves allows us to better care for others” ....because IT’S TRUE! When I first explored the idea of taking time off from massage, it was in response to a physical toll that was occurring as a result of caring for others before myself. As I began to define what a sabbatical would mean for me, I realized that in thinking about the process of self-care, I had already begun taking steps to heal. As I continue to learn through my personal healing process, I will gain more tools and perspectives with which to help others.
Community Service: I have a mission to promote self-awareness, self-love, and empowerment by creating more accessibility to bodywork services and wellness education. I hope to expand this mission through volunteer work, community events, and program development.
Travel/Massage Tour: My BIG PLAN for late summer/fall 2017 is to travel across the country while sharing massage and bodywork in a variety of settings, from community and wellness centers to private homes. I’m making this up as I go along, so please I welcome your suggestions, tips, and leads! A website with blog and “tour dates” should be up by springtime!
Continuing Education: I will continue taking courses with Dr. Carol Philips in CranioSacral/Myofascial Unwinding techniques, and I will also explore new bodywork, movement, and healing modalities. This is all very exciting and the possibilities are endless!
Financial Literacy/Business Management: By allowing more time to focus on the administrative end of Metta, I intend to find ways to become a more focused, secure, and successful community-based business owner. Metta means loving kindness, and as a business owner, I will continue to cultivate a community true to its namesake.