The arrival of COVID-19 brought about big changes and by mid-March of 2020 I found myself unable to see clients or teach classes, essentially cutting off most of my avenues of income. I did my best to be patient, just like the rest of the world, but time would prove this would not be a short-term situation.
Once we received word that we had a window of time available to travel we made our move to Utah, for the season, or so we thought.
As the stress of not being able to work grew I found myself applying for many jobs that I could do from home. Nearly a month after applying I was called for an interview, which took place on a Thursday, I received the job offer the following day and my first day of work was the following Monday!
As the Department Head of Therapeutic Massage, I am developing the brand-new program that is being created at Bridgerland Technical College of Utah.
All of this means I am creating curriculum to present for approval for accreditation which I will be the lead instructor for, I am also gathering supplies needed by staff and students, as well as organizing classroom schedules and clinics needed for students to become licensed massage therapists through the program.
I have always had a passion for teaching and even when I was not in a classroom, I was committed to educating clients the best I could. I feel this is a way I can impact the next generation of massage therapists. While I will miss working with clients one on one, I am excited about continuing to support the well being of others through the students who will come through this program.
This has been a whirlwind of an adventure that I see as the natural next career step that offers me growth both intellectually and spiritually.
While this requires a lot of attention, I will be teaching continuing education classes and seeing some clients when called to.
Thank you for your love and support!