One Year Later…

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since I graduated from SDGI. As I look back and reflect upon my learning leading up to my MA, bittersweet tears stream down my cheeks. I had no idea when I started at SDGI that life would include the twists and turns it now has.

What I Gained From My Learning…

People ask me what I appreciated the most about co-creating my degree. Sometimes it’s difficult to narrow down my answers to such inquiry. An overarching take-away is the confidence I gained in trusting my “self “and experiences that have led me to this chapter in life. I will forever be grateful for the directed studies I engaged in with our faculty mentors. They allowed me to ask deeply personal and powerful questions while exploring avenues of wellness and next steps in my entrepreneurial career.

I rediscovered my passion for writing during my journey at SDGI. Currently I work with several clients promoting their initiatives as well as co-authoring a memoir. I am pursuing my commitment to lifelong education as I apply for PhD programs and additional certification that will assist me in my work.

Going Forward…

As I reflect more on the life-changing notion of learning to trust self during those years working on my MA, I continue to hold on to this evolving trust. In the next few years, my family will be encountering many changes and transitions in our lives and roles in our family unit. As I walk with my husband, who has Huntington’s disease, I know I’m not responding, as I would have before my journey with SDGI. Fear isn’t ruling my life. We are intentionally creating memories together. I am engaging with my husband as the stages progress rather than denying or resisting them.

SelfDesign Foundation and SDGI embrace joyful, co-creation in learning. I am grateful for this principle impacting my life as the next chapters reveal themselves. I live each day seeking ways to joyfully create lifelong learning with my husband.