Wednesday, March 24, 2010
I have been checking gmail, every hour or so when I can to see if my Personal Training test results are in. Refresh, refresh, check spam, repeat. It's been 2 hours: refresh, refresh, check spam, you get the idea!
Waiting for news on something is SO hard, but today I was met with an Epic email!
I would have liked higher scores on the 3rd and 4th area's, but I was well beyond passing overall and the test questions were like any other test--tricky!! Plus I found myself reading into the questions too much and getting TOO detailed for what they were looking for. Either way, it's official and now I can finish up my internship and get in gear to find a job helping people be motivated to exercise!
I spent six weeks hunkered down at my command central studying and working hard! I learn in a very tactile way, so it was a challenge to face the text book and flash cards, but with the help of the hands on class room time, I came out on top.
We met once a week over the course of 6 weeks. During that saturday class we had 3.5 hours of lecture followed by roughly 3.5 hours of practical labs where we practiced on each other. We ran fitness assessments, walked each other through proper warm up techniques, proper stretching and resistance training, all things we would be tested on during the practical exam.
Here are two of my partners I worked with!
We are practicing the YMCA sit up assesment.
Working with my classmates hands on was overwhelmingly the best part of the learning experience for me. When concepts and things from the text came into play in the gym, it really made me feel like I was going to get the swing of things! By the end, I could tell that the hands on increased my confidence as well. That will play such an important role in my journey!
I have about 2 more weeks of interning and am already excited to say that I will have a number of paths and options that I am going to have to chose from. The farther into this 'leap of faith' career change journey, the more that I can see it is completely the right thing to do. You can read my awesome and vauge post about the career change decision here!
I will say, this is truly an experiment in faith. I am placing one foot in front of the other, and seeing where I land! I know that all my steps are ordered of God and I can see that when I move forward in faith in him, he honors that and answers by directing me:
An email offering my next step on my last day in the office
a right person crossing my path when I am running an errand
someone offering me free services just because they think I am nice (!!)
In moving forward I know He has my back but I come to find He has His wing covering ALL of me and is keeping me closer to him than I have felt in a long time. Didn't I know that? Why don't I live like that every single day? Srsly...
It makes me wonder:
WHY haven't I been following like this in everything I do?
I don't know the answer to that, probably just that I rely on myself so much. I mean, I'm a capable, smart, independent single chic, been living in the city for ten years. I can hold my own. But by going to God with my decisions, it's like having the best career counselor, doctor, financial planner, matchmaker and sponsor in one. (don't read that as belittling the holiness and righteousness of God, but he is our provider!)
We are all destined for greater things than we can know!
What do YOU feel you are destined to do?
A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry