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I just had an idea… and it FEELS like a great idea. You know, that feeling you get when you’ve thought of something that could take your life on a whole new path and alter it for the better.

I have an invisible illness. My case is probably one of the more ‘mild’ cases but despite that, I still ‘suffer’ from it a lot- and all the turmoil of emotions it causes and the problems it brings to relationships and friendships, including my relationship with MYSELF (it is so hard to love and value yourself and not be hard on yourself when your body betrays you! Well, I find it is anyway).

I am also a therapist, trained in a few holistic therapies now.

I just got off the phone with a lovely lady with M.S who is coming to see me for help dealing with how the illness has affected her confidence. Just on the phone, I could tell she’s one of those kinds of people who is really warm, kind, sweet, loving and all round just LOVELY. So once I hung up the phone I had this feeling of… I can’t WAIT to meet her and this case is going to be SO interesting and REWARDING.

It gave me a buzz!

You see, when I heard in email she had M.S I thought- oooh, interesting case study for my reflexology course- and asked her if she’d like to be one. She said it sounded good!

So, ALL of this has got me thinking… when I have got the qualification next year… I could market myself as a therapist specifically for helping people with chronic illness! Niche in the market sort of thing. I might not have experience (yet) or working with people like that but I have a boatload of empathy because I KNOW WHAT IT’S LIKE! And helping them would help ME! I’d feel like there was, if not a REASON for my being ill, at least a damn good PURPOSE for it, a way I could TURN IT AROUND AND MAKE IT INTO SOMETHING GOOD!!!!!

So I feel rather like there is a fire burning in my heart now- the flames of passion for a good cause, a way to make a difference, a way to embrace my own illness and turn having it around into something worthwhile- because if I didn’t have it, I wouldn’t have the empathy and the skill to help others!!

Also, my tutor is really successful in business so he might really be able to help me in how to market myself this way.

Wow. I’m REALLY EXCITED. If this works out… I feel it could be the making of me. My purpose in life! I could work with kids, teens, adults, the elderly, anyone and everyone, to help them not be cured but to have a better QUALITY of life, help to handle the tumultuous emotions living with chronic illness brings. I WANT TO DO THIS! It could even become like a community, where we all learned from and helped one another! I could do workshops, events… it could really take off!!!

Wow. I haven’t felt excited like this about anything for as long as I can remember! I hope I can make a go of it. If you pray please pray for me! If you don’t, please send good thoughts/energy/vibes! I want to make a difference in people’s lives! It would be AMAZING!


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