Where’s the burger?

I can relate to that dog…

A year ago today I was convinced that my life was going nowhere. I did not understand why certain things had happened. Life seemed to be giving me tomatoes and pickles. I just wanted a burger!A year ago today I got a job at a local grocery store. I pushed carts, cleaned the store, and scanned groceries. Little by little I was able to regain balance in my mind/body and find some freedom from the depression because I was learning how to stay in the present moment.

About 3 months after starting that job I quit and became a preschool teacher at a local early learning center. I made lesson plans, taught little people, and cried during their nap time because of the stress (being a preschool teacher is no joke. I have so much respect for preschool teachers now.) Being a preschool teacher helped me realize that control is an illusion..A BIG freaking illusion…

About 3 months after starting that job, I quit and for the next 3 months I focused on becoming healthy mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.Those three months gave me the opportunity to find peace and security within myself.

A little bit after that, I got a job as a therapeutic support staff (case manager) for foster families. Working as a case manager opened my eyes to many things. I grew a great respect toward case managers. I now have an in-depth understanding of the documentation side of foster care.

Each of the jobs above were providing me tools…tools for something bigger that was to come…

My last day as a case manager was on June 30. On July 1st I joined a local counseling agency. I am now a counselor. I get to do my passion for a living! I love my job more than words can explain, and I love to help people regain personal balance in their lives.

Balance is important. Balance is holistic.

Balance is realizing that you have to have the tomatoes and pickles to make the whole burger.

Take a second look at your life today. You might be surprised with what you discover.

Be Fervently Driven

-Amie Hope

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