Next week I start my Master program at Yo San University. And I have to tell you, until very recently, the thought that I’d one day practice acupuncture and Chinese medicine had never even entered my mind.
With a bachelor’s degree in economics, an MBA, and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) title, I’ve already spent 18 years in school. Now another four years for a master’s degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine?
What am I thinking, right? What a strange combination! Where did this idea come from?
It all started when I interviewed Jason Moskovitz from Tao of Wellness, on the subject of Acupuncture and PMS. During the interview, Jason mentioned that many years ago he’d had severe anxiety and various other issues from working in the highly stressful film industry. He went to Tao of Wellness to undergo acupuncture treatment – and it changed his life. A short time later he decided to make a career change and study Chinese Medicine.
“A nice story,” I thought at the time. Then I forgot about it, until one day during my morning meditation, when, out of nowhere, this idea of me studying and practicing Chinese medicine popped into my mind.
My first reaction was denial. “No way. It’s such a serious commitment of both time and money. And it’s four years of your life! Get a grip! What about all the other credentials you worked so hard to earn? Soon they’ll be irrelevant.”
This idea took me by such complete surprise that I wasn’t the least bit prepared for it. So I decided to sit on it for a while.
And as the days went by, it felt more and more right…
I’d always had a keen interest in health and wellness and holistic medicine, so this immediately sparked some enthusiasm. And the practice of acupuncture and Chinese medicine is also completely aligned with my passion and my vision for CycleHarmony.com. Plus, the more I thought about it, the more it seemed that the systematic training in integrated medicine would better equip me to help the growing CycleHarmony.com community…
It all began to add up and align. Very soon I was committed. And when I’m committed to something, I see it through.
So there’s no turning back. And I can’t wait to get started! Whatever the obstacles along the way, they’ll all work out. I have faith.
It’s amazing. Here I am, back to school in my late 30s.
And I’m really excited for this new chapter in my life…