By The Conductor
I began my healing journey what seems like decades ago, but started taking it seriously in early 2020 (pre-covid, talk about good timing). When I finally started getting sick of my own shit, I knew it was time to get help, and I started seeing a therapist—my current therapist who I am VERY thankful for. We all suffer and have a story, but we all make a different choice on how to deal with those shortcomings. The late great Dr. Seuss once said, “When something bad happens you have three choices. You can either let it define you, let it destroy you or you can let it strengthen you.” I chose strength, hence why we are here!
I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and promotions from Pace University in 2011, and imagined the immediate post-grad years quite differently than they turned out. Job rejection after job rejection left me feeling like, “why not me?”. It was only when my therapist brought up the topic of passion and purpose that I started looking at my life less myopically and more introspectively. During our chats, I was able to reflect on singularities in my life that made me happy—music and baking cookies being two of them. My love of music and baking were the few things I was confident about; I even had a dream of becoming a DJ at one point. Although becoming a DJ might have seemed like an easy career solution, I quickly learned that my post-30th birthday, bedtime routine before midnight might not transfer over to club culture…but I am always your go-to, Bluetooth chick. I digress.
At one of our breakthrough sessions, she suggested the book, Live Your Calling: A Practical Guide to Finding and Fulfilling Your Mission in Life, by Kevin Brennfleck & Kay Marie Brennfleck. What seemed like a minor book suggestion, to my surprise, ended up being huge for me. Flash forward to 31 years young, with still no idea what I really want to do minus my dream of becoming a DJ, I landed on another tried and true aspect of myself: I LOVE HELPING PEOPLE—but how would I turn it into a purpose-driven life? Life coach? Nah doesn't feel right. Therapist of some sort? No way, I can’t go back to school, nor do I want to. A few months passed, I trusted the process, and voila’, it hit me!
What if I can organize all of the amazing self-improvement tips, tricks, advice + suggestions I have learned over the years via my family, brother, friends, self-improvement books, etc., into a digital library so others can benefit from it as well? It sounds like it all just fell into place, but let me tell you - it took a lot of time, patience and maneuvering to create my baby, www.soulXstation.com and now you’re here, too.
We are still in the beginning stages, and though I expected to be further down the timeline - I am trusting the process and just keep swimming *dory voice*. The business name was founded in January 2021 and the website did not go live until February 2022. With a demanding, full-time job, I have learned this business endeavor is a marathon, not a sprint, and to be gentle with myself along the way. I know that one day my sole career and income is with soulXstation, but until then, I will continue to, again, trust the process. Born and bred in Stamford, CT, we invite you to join us by exploring our resources through soulXstation and laugh along the way with us. We're not like regular wellness brands, we're a cool wellness brand ;).
I’ll leave you with this quote, “I’m thankful for all of it. The highs. The lows. The blessings. The lessons. The setbacks. The comebacks. The love. The hate. Everything!” because all of it brings you to where you are supposed to be, even though it doesn't always feel that way. I can finally say I am happy (on more days than not pre-healing *cringe face*). One of our biggest goals at sXs is for you to find your happiness too! XO