But I’m hoping it’s fertilizer. I’m hoping I can appreciate the fertilizer as much as I appreciate the seeds that life has also provided. And I’m hoping I have the courage to make this garden grow as big as my dreams. Without getting into the details, this year has been rough. These rough times have caused me to be more creative in how I’m living my life. For one, I’ve begun reaching out more whole-heartedly to my ancestors and I’ve been amazed by the profound impact that connection has had on my life lately. Secondly, the pressure of the events that came up this year have instigated me to begin to utilize resources that I am realizing I’ve had for quite some time. It is under these circumstances that I am breaking away from a relatively conventional job in social work/mental health services to try my online-mindfulness-coaching business. My hope is that this business will allow me the flexibility I need to be there for the ones I love, the ones who inspire me the most. Equally, I’m hoping the flexibility of this business will allow others who have limited funds and availability to access a greater level of awareness/mindfulness that they wouldn’t otherwise be able to achieve. My heart is swollen with love, sadness, hopes, dreams, and gratitude. Let the winds of change blow! I’m ready.