As many of you know, I left my well-paying, full time day job back at the beginning of June so that I could spend more time on my business working with animals. Here in the Western Hemisphere, the more dollars you have, the more you are. Well, I for one want to amount to more than a bank account – no matter how much money is in it. I started my own business so I could do something gratifying and soul-fulfilling with my time and my energy. However, sometimes it’s really easy to get sucked back into that Western-hemisphere mentality that money is everything. As some members of my extended family might voice it: “Oh yeah it’s nice to do something that makes you happy… But you have to make money.”
The entrepreneurial journey has not always been easy, but it’s also never been boring. Which is more than I can say about some of the mainstream positions I’ve occupied in the past. This month, I’m feeling especially grateful to those friends, family and teachers – like Roxana Roshon, Atherton Drenth, Dee Hughes, my parents, grandparents and countless others – who have supported me on this path to becoming a healer, a teacher and a businesswoman. I’m thankful for their encouragement, their lessons, and their patience as I continue to learn how to navigate the waters of self-employment.
I’m forever grateful to all of my human clients – my wonderful, loving, curious and oh-so-wise human clients – for all of their support, questions, suggestions and referrals over the past several years. I couldn’t have made it this far without you guys!
Last, but certainly not least, I’m thankful for my animal friends – new and old, both in- and out-of-body – who continue to demonstrate that the most important thing to do in this life is live it with joy. Even if all we have is a cardboard box or a dirty kleenex.
Here’s to building castles in the sky.
Happy Thanksgiving and Halloween, Everyone!!!