A change in me

You may have read my post last year, where I felt excited about a new direction, well actually revisiting an old direction… I was planning to restrain as a hairdresser. I received such lovely feedback and at the time it felt right. However, I didn’t actually do anything about it. It actually did NOT feel right. It’s all good fun to retrain, to dream of buying or building a salon, to think of fun times working with my best friend. However, remembering the bare realities of an industry with tough competition and the prospect of taking YEARS to build up a regular client base… the dream and the appeal have gone.

This is not a bad thing! I have spent months finding out more about who I am and what I am capable of. What my personality would suit. What suits me. What I would love. What would fulfil the ambition in me. What would satisfy my thirst for knowledge and progression.

I have a new hobby that I love, which is about my Spiritual journey that I have also blogged about. For me though, the spiritual world isn’t a career choice, it’s fun and I want to keep it that way.

Should I go back into Human Resources? This would be the easiest option. I could fall back into the old skill set so easily, just reading an HR job vacancy brings it all back and I still regularly give employment advice to family and friends. But is this really who I want to be?

10 months later and I have reached an epiphany of sorts. I have always been interested in Psychology and my new hobby has reminded me of this.

As I got into my late 20’s and into my 30’s I have regretted not going to University after leaving school. I love study and really thrived while I was studying for my Personnel Development (CIPD) Masters, sponsored by my employer at the time. When I went on to have children, I was excited to concentrate on this chapter in my life and work and study were an unwelcome distraction.

I now have 2 years until my youngest starts school, but as she is at playgroup now, this gives me study time and I can attend the monthly classes at weekends, which my husband fully supports. Without his support behind my dreams and looking after the children of course, none of this would be possible.

I have decided I am going to begin a degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy. A brand new direction for me. I am an empath, I am intuitive, others’ wellbeing is very important to me. Mostly, I feel this career direction fits ME.

I will be studying for 3 years to obtain an Honours degree and to be fully Accredited and Registered as a practising Psychotherapeutic Counsellor.

So, I am now off to complete my application to begin studying in September.

I am scared and excited in equal amounts. Wish me luck!


13 thoughts on “A change in me

  1. Amazing blog post loved reading it I’m currently a uni student (21) and have met many mature students (21+) and it’s totally normal and I’m sure you’ll soon settle in good luck with your application!

  2. Go you! I wish you well in your journey it sounds exciting & scary but you have support! I would love to train as a teacher ‍ it’s something I always wanted to do when I was younger but have thought about it more the last few months. Good Luck with your application


    1. Thank you so much. I have realised that you have to follow your heart and do what makes you happy! Definitely look more into teacher training! x

    1. Aww Hi mum!! I was going to tell you when you got home! Thank you fo your lovely message ❤️ love you lots xxx

  3. It’s great that you realised in your soul that going back to hairdressing wasn’t for you. Like you say, it’s all fun and games to dream but you KNOW when something isn’t right for you. I hope everything works out! xxx

  4. That is so amazing! I wish you all the best on this new journey! I actually did my bachelors in Human Resource and have always been intrigued by psychology! It’s great to see you following your dreams!

  5. I remember reading your post about the hairdressing. This sounds wonderful though. Psychology has always interested me too. Thanks for joining us at #TriumphantTales, hope you’ll come back again on Tuesday!

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