I always tend to do a little reflection each September, as it is my anniversary month of when I first started practicing Massage Therapy. Deciding to give up my Monday through Friday office job with great benefits and become a Massage Therapists was not any easy decision, and it was definitely a scary one for me. I just knew that I was not passionate about my job and I realized that I was not happy with it. It was time for a change and a time to start pursuing my own passions and to find a career that I would be happy with doing for years to come.
Taking the steps to pursuing your passion and happiness is not always easy or clear cut. It can be scary, frustrating, confusing, and challenging. Here are 7 lessons that I have learned along the way in making my career and lifestyle changes:
Courtney Truax, LMT is a graduate of East West College of the Healing Arts in Portland, Oregon. She is licensed through the Oregon Board of Massage Therapy and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. She has her own studio massage practice in the heart of downtown Lake Oswego, Oregon.