Hello lovely Butterfly,
The balance theme for the A Layer A Day couldn't have come at a better time. Little did I know when I planned all the topics for our daily art journaling habit last year that 2023 would bring me all the beautiful surprises it has brought me so far. And I feel it in my core that this is just the beginning.
The first big happening started beginning of February with my Dad moving back from Greece to Belgium. Being an only child, there was a lot to do to help my dad, yet the fact to be able to do it all for him and to have him closer feels like the most beautiful gift. It is still an ongoing event. Both my dad and I are looking forward to what is to come next.
In the meantime, I graduated as a Conceptual Interaction coach at the end of March . The training in itself was intens yet I would do it all over in a heartbeat!
That is why I decided to send in my candidacy for the 4 year post-graduate training in psychotherapy at the same school. The procedure started in December and ended in March... with a positive reply! I am excited, thrilled, scared and hopeful all at once. I just love to say: Hi, I'm France. I'm 50 and I'm a freshman. It just makes me giddy!
The last part in all the big changes is that I started to organize my home practice for coaching. From online, to in real life. And I am thrilled to be able to start helping where I can as an integrative coach. Of course we will work with therapeutic art for those who desire it, however to be able to integrate thoughts, convictions, feelings, emotions and actions as an integrative coach offers so many possibilities. If you are in Belgium and would like to know more of the in real life part, you can have a look here.
I kept the best part for last, and that is what I am the happiest about. It's how all these changes came to be: in such a flow of energy without resistence, second guessing or tension.
If you would have told me 10 years ago that all of this would happen within the course of 3 months, I would have worried, stressed and lost touch with myself. Life is and will always be a work in progress. To see the result of all those years of mindfulness work is worth gold and only makes me want to continue. With myself. With you. For you. ❣️