Sow Seeds

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Sow Seeds

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When I was going to College I wanted to become a school counselor. So for my college internship I worked with a school counselor but I had to do weekly internship supervision meetings with a Supervisor at a local Mental Health Clinic (ironically a couple years later it was the same location I worked with during my case management position for a few years). Weekly I would report in how things were going and what I was doing etc.

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One thing she told me I have NEVER forgotten and it OFTEN will float back into my mindset. Quite frequently (years later) it did with my old case management job. I always was (still am) one to want to FIX everything. Hated to see people struggle and felt if I can provide a solution or answer, AND IF they would just take my support and advice, it would all workout in the end.

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I learned over and over IT DOESN’T work that way all the time. I can ONLY help someone HELP themselves. I CAN NOT do it all for them or FIX the problem, situation, etc.

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She told me that I needed to realize that what I WAS doing was “planting a seed”. I may work with a child and want to see change but in my time of my support I may not see what I was hoping for. BUT if during that time I continued to plant seeds, 10years from then, that child may say it was YOU that changed their course of life. I may not see the TREE they grow into but my influence, guidance, support (feeding, watering, nurturing) may have a positive impact after all. Then they may produce fruit and spread that positive change on.

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You never know what seeds you’re planting. Give what you can give. Let it germinate.

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This insight changed my mindset. I may not see immediate results. We must Stop *expecting* — we can’t make things grow. Plant and water and let it grow. —We can’t get everything at the speed of light. Sometimes it’s the speed of the seed!

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So remember: Seeds. They go underground. They disappear. They germinate beneath the surface. They’re still there. The potential is disguised and hidden. We have no idea what a seed may become.

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*Faith is like a seed. A little faith goes a long way.*

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I am 35 yrs. old -a Wife and Mother to a Beautiful Boy and my Rainbow Baby Girl. I am a dance and fitness instructor. I own a fitness studio where I offer a variety of fitness classes in the evenings. I recently have become a FULL TIME Fitness Coach after 3+ years of working as a Day Care Assistant after having my Son and leaving my Emotionally Taxing Case Management Position. Fitness is my passion! I love to work out on my own AND with others! Throughout my both of my pregnancies I continued to work out on my own and with Beachbody programs, live my dream of being a work from home mom (for most of the day), and teach at my studio (and other locations) in the evening. After the birth of my son I have worked hard to get my pre-preg. body back. Shaun T's T25 was initial program and then Tony's P90X3 BOTH which I loved the short affective times because with having a newborn baby that was EXACTLY what I needed. I know and understand the self discipline it takes to achieve your desired goals and I am still on that path and have my struggles as everyone else does! I love to offer my support to my clientele with group fitness classes I offer in my community and I feel we work as a team all together to HELP each other. I LOVE offering my support via the web too as I REACH other people that I can't physically see. IT IS AMAZINGLY rewarding and I can't imagine NOT doing what I do! Im currently on my postpartum journey once again and so GRATEFUL and BLESSED to live this healthy lifestyle, lead by example for my family, and support others on their journey too!

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