Updated: Aug 12
"What kind of profession are you interested in after college?" is the exact question posed to an 11 year old student by their school counselor. The look on the student's face expressed they were clueless! Do many 11 year old's know what profession they are working towards? How many of you knew what you wanted to do at sixteen or twenty five or even now? Swaying between interior design, teaching, banking, psychology, stay at home mom (yes, I believe that is a career), real estate sales, singer, actor along with years of going in and out of college....... at thirty seven I still remained clueless.
Those thirty seven years wasn't just cluelessness, but also a human on a journey. A journey that was not easy. It was filled with mental and emotional trauma, suicidal thoughts, panic attacks, divorce, depression, job loss, eating disorders, financial losses, severe illnesses of children and myself and much more. The best word to describe it is EXHAUSTING. Not only was it exhausting, but I felt completely lost. It was time to change. I finally wanted to change, but I didn't know where to begin. I was stuck!
With the support of others who believed in me (my parents, husband, & children, yoga instructors, a reiki practitioner, life coach, & a small group of spectacular women I me) a new journey began. They re-taught me how to forgive, heal, find my worth, believe and be devoted to it, re-connect with my authentic self, and be grateful for every single step taken to this very moment. My life was saved and with help, I CHOSE to save it.
The inhales now filled my entire body. The smell of the aromas in the air became magical. The sights seen by my eyes caused complete stillness and shock as the beauty of it was if I just saw it for the first time. I felt, I loved sincerely, I became brave and strong. I was awakened and grounded. The light with in me was so bright that it was hard to rest and not be excited for anything that my new journey would bring. A new journey that led me to my a purpose driven life. A purpose that is fed by a passion to serve others by giving them hope, joy, and relief just like I was blessed to receive.
The passion to serve others tugged at my heart soo much it hurt. It hurt really bad. The more I ignored it, the more ill I would feel from suppressing it. It became very obvious that my passion was my purpose, that has now become my profession. So why don't some of us know at age 11 what we want our profession to be after high school or college? Sometimes we need to take a journey to discover our passion. We need to experience and learn before we can discover our passion.
For some it is easier and for others it is not. Just because it isn't obvious what you want to do when you grow up or in the next season of your life, doesn't mean you have to be miserable or repeat the same path over and over again. You may be just a little lost and need someone to be of assistance to help you find your next journey. That is exactly what Jondrea Phelps, LLC is here for. We offer opportunity in a safe, non-judgment space, for others to move past blocks that are preventing them from choosing a different journey, especially one that they desire. We guide our clients as they navigate their journey using their very own self-empowerment. A power they may have not known even existed.
Living Her Purpose,
ICF Certified Self- Empowerment Coach
ICF Certified Organizational Development Coach
Certified Yoga Instructor