Since losing my job last month, I have been hardly resting. I can’t. I feel the need and the call to keep laying the foundations of a business I am going to be running soon. After all, I’m a single mom and I don’t take kindly to the idea of homelessness or being broke. I am a very able-minded and able-bodied human, and I still have value to offer!
You see, I was a software engineer until early February, and that career has been released from me like a toxin in my system being released as I heal. It passed through my life and back outwards, never to come back. It wasn’t the right thing for me. I thought it was for a little while. But I knew in my heart that I needed to be directly helping people every day or I’d go nuts.
And I was starting to go nuts.
Please never tell me “I am sorry to hear you’ve lost your job” because that makes it sound like a bad thing.
An intuitive thought passed over my mind in late 2020 like a whisper in my ear: you are supposed to be a healer. That’s when I woke up. Since then, even before losing my job, I was finding any way I could to help others live a better life, and the first way that presented itself was through writing on Medium. But writing isn’t enough — I knew the major thing I would have to do is offer some kind of services like coaching or teaching. Writing is just part of the larger equation.
If a similar life event has happened to you, maybe you’ll find this story useful. Maybe you can see that life is offering you a gift even when it seems like a failure. It’s not. But it will take hard work.
Here are some things I have been doing in the past month or so in order to secure an abundant future:
I created a new website at the end of December 2020 and although it doesn’t have a ton of traffic yet, I just know that I needed this to start out. I know that to be taken seriously in anything I offer, I need an attractive website. So, I spent days putting one together, and it primarily hosted my spirituality and wellness blog posts for a few months. Now I am inching up to offering services and events, so those parts of it are being populated too. It felt good to get that out there. I even did a paid ad on Pinterest for a few days a month ago (for just $10) and got some more traffic. It’s moving along.
An Instagram Following
I was never active on Instagram until 2021, but here we are in March and I have 400+ followers and even some interesting new friends on that platform. I created a business profile on Instagram in January (follow me!). I just started posting from my heart and sometimes promoting my blog and website, and things flowed. I occasionally lead a live guided meditation, and a few people join. I am even collaborating with other spiritually-minded Instagrammers to do joint live discussions! I want to keep this going and hopefully, some new people who need peace of mind will join my live guided meditation sessions every time I do them.
A Patreon Page
I built a Patreon page and I haven’t even promoted it yet. I am just perfecting it and waiting for the right moment. I tend to rush into things, so this is my way of slowing it down and trying to make it attractive before I tell the world. Of course, by the time you read this, things might be different! It’s just so crazy to me that anyone would pay me for wellness tips and meditation videos, but every day it feels less crazy and I feel less like an imposter. I know deep down that I am meant for this life.
I am inching up to offering live meditations and classes on Ayurveda (the wellness system I am studying) over Zoom. I created a page on my website to get the word out about upcoming events. As I mentioned before, I will even be collaborating with others on Instagram and offering free live videos as well!
Of course, the main thing I have been doing is studying. I am enrolled in the Chopra certification course for both health and for meditation. Totally loving it. I will be a certified instructor with them in May 2021. But I know that my own wisdom is already great enough to write and launch these offerings before the certification is granted, and in fact, they will help me get there more meaningfully.
More to Come
Stay tuned for more fun things like my new YouTube channel and someday even a book. I feel that the outpourings of my soul to the world have only just begun.