This site was started as a way to help people overcome the hurdles that life tends to throw our way. Its a place where you can talk openly about your problems and receive the support and guidance needed to achieve the life you’ve always wanted. The road of life sure isn’t easy, but I believe with a little faith and support we can all gain life that is far from ordinary and mundane. This only comes by unlocking the destiny in us all.
As for me, I have been on this journey for 35 years now and life has brought it’s share of mountains and valleys. I guess I’ve always been a helper at heart and found that by helping others my difficulties seemed to be less consuming. I first trained to be a secondary teacher and worked in the field for 11 years. While teaching at a lower economic school I was surrounded by hurting kids, that expected more from me then just teaching. I had to be a parent, a friend, and a counselor at times which gave me the desire to go back to school at night and get a Masters Degree in School Guidance and Counseling.
I discovered that my favorite part of teaching was the relationships that I could build with my students and the difference I felt I was making in their lives.
As well as teaching, I became involved with a drug and alcohol treatment center for teens. A friend and I would go there every so often and do music for he kids. We would share inspirational songs and tell them about the hope we had found in Jesus. This further developed into me going there every Monday night to share truth with these struggling young adults.
I found this endeavor so rewarding that I decided to open my own transitional living program to help bridge the gap between treatment to back in society. My center opened in 2005 and continued until 2007.
Although my life was filled with rewarding things, it was beginning to take it’s toll on me physically, mentally, and emotionally. I was unable to recharge and didn’t feel like I was no longer being effective in my calling. I took a drastic step and decided to stop, sell everything and do some world travel.
My family thought I was crazy but I took off in the summer of 2007 and began to tour Thailand and then Australia. I had many adventures and it was just what my soul needed at the time. I finally ended up in New Zealand where I’ve decided to plant some roots for a while and see what God has for me here.
I guess the lessons I’ve learned here so far is to first trust God, second learn to let go of the security of what you know and venture out into the unknown because it’s there that a person truly discovers oneself and the path to take next.
I believe that part of my new path is to develop this website. I want to share all that I’ve learned from life and use it to guide others into a more authentic existence that’s in tune with The Creator and themselves.
Provisional Member of The New Zealand Association of Counselors