Massage therapy has been a part of my life for the last 13 years. This career decision was based on a pretty severe injury to my knee 17 years ago. The therapy I received made me wonder if a career in the therapy field was right for me. From there, I was slowly led to massage therapy. This world opened a whole knew set of thoughts, and I was able to set myself free. Massage therapy was this new-found art and my hands became my paintbrush. I never felt more alive then when I could provide relief for someone’s pain.
About 6 years in, I discovered I was bored and needed a change. Boredom should never even be in the same sentence as massage therapy. This job is so fun and rewarding that there should never be boredom. Frustratingly, I found myself daydreaming of a different profession entirely…instead of pursuing ways to improve my massage therapy career.
My life changed when I met Stephanie Knight at Escape Wellness Spa. She was a successful business owner and massage therapist. She ignited in me what had been missing. She inspired me more than I realized I could be. Because of her, I was able to see myself beyond where I was. Fast forward 6 1/2 years later, and I am now in the process of starting my own business. This adventure never crossed my mind before because I never thought I could truly do it. I had so much fear of failure that I never wanted to take even a peek outside my comfort zone. I have to say…it was pretty cozy in there! When I did look outside that comfort zone, however, I saw my potential realized. I saw what a lot of my friends, clients and family already saw. I just needed to see it for myself.
I am now having the time of my life…and it has only just begun. I look forward to each and every day this new venture will bring. Don’t ever let anyone tell you that you can’t do something…don’t ever think you can’t make your dreams a reality. You might just take a peek over that wall of comfort and realize your dreams have been waiting for you all along. Empower yourself!