I know I haven’t written in a long while but there is a good reason for that. Usually I wouldn’t admit that knowing it was probably because I got bored of writing and moved on to something else for the time being but I can honestly say that isn’t the case.
At some point in 2019 I decided I was going to embark on a new project that combined my interests in cooking and nutrition. That project probably won’t launch until 2021 but it got me really thinking about things.
I realize I am the type of person who is more drawn towards than away from people with chronic illnesses, particularly cancer. I myself am a cancer survivor but I don’t think that’s the reason why. Or maybe it is because my own experience was relatively easy compared to most people. In any event, I tend to really want to help and be supportive and being really into nutrition and believe that food as medicine is so beneficial I decided to wanted to become a registered nutritionist and work with cancer patients.
The problem is that requires a bachelors degree and additional training and at age 49 I really didn’t want to take on the financial burden of a four year college tuition. School was never a big thing with me when I was younger and I dropped out of college after three time and money wasting for everyone semesters.
But then I started researching becoming a health coach and realized I could do that. So I enrolled in a program that started in mid-January and would last nine weeks in total. The last day of those nine weeks was yesterday. I am now (technically three weeks ago) a certified health coach and have studied in the fields of families, adults & seniors. I plan to take more courses on nutrition and chronic illness and lifestyle medicines but I’m giving myself a bit of a respite.
So what does all of this have to do with me not writing? Well I can be a bit flightly following my whims or become overwhelmed things about the big picture so I decided to be singularly focused on this. Most everything else in life took a back seat to my studies. I wanted that to be the highest priority and to not have it be diluted by anything else. I think it was a smart move for me as I can really get al over the map with ideas.
So now I have some time to get back into things I may have neglected for a while and writing is definitely one of those things. I’ve been writing papers for school but I’d like to get back to opening the flood gates of my thoughts and emotions.