The beginning of the “blog”

I was 27 years old fresh off a break-up from a ex that I thought was “The One.” I admit that both of us were young, but our relationship went from one date where we made it official to the “Fault in Our Stars” corny “I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, then all at once” craziness. Both of our families were telling us we were moving too fast. And they were right.

However, I used that relationship to create a platform that will ultimately become my career. I used the blog to write how I was feeling each day trying to make sense of it all. I mean, I’m not the only one whose ex used to bring up the future and hint for your ring size finger, now am I?!?

Each of my relationships taught me something about life, love, and myself. Throughout each relationship I learned what I could stand and what were deal breakers. I thought I landed on a goldmine with this relationship; however that wasn’t the case. You can’t love someone whose love is already tied up in something else. He hurt me more times than I can count, but chose not to see it at face value. Looking back he was more in love with his alcohol than me.

Once I recognized that I knew what I wanted in my career. I was at a standstill in my life, not knowing the next step in regards of my career. Should I focus of gaining employment in the Higher Education realm? Should I start studying for the licensed exam in order to become a LPC? Once, I’m a LPC what should I specialize in? What demographics?

I was trying to heal myself, but didn’t realize I was helping others, which is ultimately my end goal in my career. I want to make this blog successful, which is why I took two years to figure out how to serve others while maintaining the authenticity of the blog.

I’m a counselor, by nature. I have a  M.S. in counseling from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. I’m 29 years old. My goal is to become a Licensed Professional Counselor before my 30th birthday. I plan on concentrating on marriage and family specializing in addictions for my career. I’m both an adult child of an alcoholic and my parents are divorced. I don’t want anyone to feel the way I feel or felt during their falling out.

I will give you updates in regards to my career, I plan on creating a singles meet-up group in the near future, and would love to invite readers to complete the relationship bucket list activities with me. My goal in my career is to eventually slash the number of divorces that rip families apart. This is the start, but trusting in God, He can make a path for me I can’t see yet.

See you out there for our next 5k!

Peace and Love

Jenn

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