I’m about half way through this crazy work schedule. I have 13 more days of 10-14 hour days ahead of me after now 2 weeks of the same. But before that I had a few clients a day or went to Jill’s, so I actually haven’t had a full day off since the beginning of the month.
It’s fine. It’s temporary. It’s amazing how much I still mostly enjoy it. There are aspects I’ve never enjoyed; like cleaning and maintaining the equipment. But they are absolutely vital and I go above and beyond to ensure the function and sanitization of my things.
Yesterday I had a client for a second session. She took my generalized advice (I try to give everyone) about doing a yearly parasite cleanse. And asked me question after question about colonics and enemas. For a second I wondered if she would stump me, but I surprised myself at my own expertise. Lol.
I guess because I’m so embroiled in this day in and day out I can’t see how passionate I am about it. That I’ve devoted so much of the last four years of my life to it. That I’ve spent over a decade learning about digestion, holistic protocols and parasitology. And how it’s culminated into a central part of my entire identity and skillset. It caught me off guard I guess, because I’ve never considered myself truly accomplished at anything. I dabble. I enjoy. But I’ve always considered myself “master of none”, as they say.
Except I’m realizing that can no longer truly be said here. This client specifically pointed out to me how adept I am at my job. How skilled I am. Far more than the other therapist at Jill’s. She valued my knowledge and told me how my body work always produced results and that I seemed truly vested in what I do. I really never thought of it before.
And I guess…… the fact that I am passionate about this, the fact that it is important to me, that I believe in what I am doing so vehemently is what makes all the difference. It’s probably what also lets me carry on through all the difficulties involved with a start-up and the day to days of owning and growing my own business. It’s what makes it all not just tolerable but even, mostly, very enjoyable.
And it took someone pointing it out to me for me to realize that. I guess I can be rather obtuse sometimes. Lol