The past year has been a busy one for me with many changes having been made and more still to come. If I've been quiet with Chichiboulie there is a reason. In fact, there are several.
The first is that I went back to school. Yes, one more diploma in the works! Perhaps it's cliché, but I turned 40 back in January and in the months leading up to then, I just knew it was time to make a change. While I love what I've been able to do with Chichiboulie over the past 8 years or so, it was no answering my needs in the way it once had. I still enjoy it and it's still ticking along on it's own, but we evolve and change and it was time for me to add something different to my life.
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In addition to working towards my certification as a psychotherapist, this summer I also started towards my certification in EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique or Tapping as it's commonly known) which I find to be a very simple yet powerful tool to use when we're feeling a bit stuck. Know that feeling? Yeah, me too. Again, the certification is in the works (it's not an overnight process after all!), but it's on its way. I don't plan on stopping there and the combination of psychology and energy therapies speaks to me in such a logical way that it all feels like it's coming together. Perhaps not quite as quickly as I would like at time, but I'm learning to take things as they come.
With all that, I will be opening my therapy practice this autumn and really just can't wait! A completely new venture that is a bit scary at the same time.
So where does that leave Chichiboulie? To be honest, I don't really know. Part of me wonders if it's not run its course and it's perhaps time to say goodbye. And yet, every time I think of that, something stops me. I'm taking this as a sign at the moment that perhaps it's not really time. It's been a good friend and because of it I've made so many good friends. How can you just let go like that? Maybe Chichiboulie just needs to evolve like I have. So many others were willing to give me the time and space I needed, so it seems only fair for me to do the same.
Part of me believes that Chichiboulie, like myself, will emerge from it all. Perhaps in a new and different form. Most probably so as on top of all the rest, I've also been secretly taking art classes! I said I'd been busy, didn't I?
Something new is emerging. Now I just need to give it all time.