Sunday, January 6, 2008

A New Journey

Hey everyone. This new blog is in response to a challenge by my brother-in-law. Last fall, I found that what God had in store for me did not lie in Marketing or Event Planning. God had bigger plans. His plans included (but are still not in any fashion limited to) me going to school to be a naturopathic doctor (or as I like to say thanks to kathryn 'docta'). The definition of naturopathy is as follows:
a system or method of treating disease that employs no surgery or synthetic drugs but uses special diets, herbs, vitamins, massage, etc., to assist the natural healing processes.

Basically, I will be going to school once a month on weekends in Mt. Pleasant, MI to learn all about naturopathy. It will be a hands on course that won't be easy. I know that this is one of the things I was created for, so I am really excited. I already started the homework. I know this won't be easy the whole way through though. Lots of homework, lots of papers and lots of classes. Not only classes at the school, but classes out of my home. After most of my courses, I will be holding classes at my house teaching other people what I have learned. Look forward to being invited!

So, this blog will serve a few purposes. First of all, it will be a great way for me to share what I have learned in school. I will be filling you guys in on things that I have learned and things that I don't understand, don't agree with, things I love and things I hate regarding this venture. There will be period of "drought" in my postings I'm sure, because I will only be attending the school once a month. It will also be a venue for you to ask me any questions. For me, I am not all about the money in this. So in that way, I have no problem answering questions and not charging you. But I cannot be answering questions for you everyday on absolutely every issue you have ever encountered. I will in due time have my own office and will be able to counsel and be of help. But for now, I can help you out for free. I will do my best to investigate and figure out the answers for you. But please, give me time. I will be working a lot and attending two schools for the next 5 months, so I won't be available 24/7.

I think thats all for now. If you have any thoughts or questions right off the bat, feel free to share them. I don't want this to be one sided, I want to hear from the people that read this. I can't wait for us to share in this adventure together!

Thanks for reading!! =]


Gwyn said...


so i've got this hemmaroid..... haha, just kidding!!! =)

love ya, sis! =)

Julie said...

well, allow me to help you with that:

GO ASK SOMEONE ELSE!!! Just joking. But its not true so I shall not worry.

Anonymous said...

alright, I think it is the "Epstein bar virus"...also, I was wondering about my options for natrual "enhancement". Do you have any tips?

Jason said...

Wow...Thats really awesome.
I had no idea about any of this, but im excited for you. I wish you the best of luck with everything and look foward to reading more.

Good Luck

Chuck Persimmons said...

I am so proud of you! I am equally excited about your journey and about being able to share it with you, and believe it or nor, I'm really looking forward to your first house class! Way to up the ante on the challenge.

Challenge Part 2: Read and link to my blog.

Jennifer D. said...

The only reason your brother in law wanted you to start this is to promote his blog, lol. I am excited that you have found something to be passionate about! Sounds very interesting! Keep us updated!

hannah said...

good luck babe! it'll be interesting to read what your doing and kind of compare it to what we're doing. idk, like to see more of the DO vs. the MD approach =)

Mrs. Heil said...

Your blog is so cute. So, there's only 11 days until it all begins! I'm so excited for you- you'll do great! But, you forgot to tell everyone that your clinic is in Nashville! :)

Julie said...

i agree jenny, he is so all about promoting himself! how selfish!! haha

But thanks everyone, I CANT WAIT!!! wooooooooo =]

**Kathryn Joy** said...

Julie, read that book and tell me what it says! I need it NOW!! And when you're "Docta J" you can give me even more pointers!
I'm so happy for you, and I'm praying all goes well!

craig said...

Well I think old Chuckie persimmons is a bit jealous, like me, because we have been blogging for three years and have never gotten TEN comments!

And by the way, I have a cramp in my Glutimus Maximus that needs some massage.... well maybe the next time I see you then!

Julie said...

well, you could be joking about a cramp in your gluteus maximus, but i know it can happen because i get them a lot. nonetheless, i will NOT massage it out for you. I don't do that. Thanks for offering the business though! And heck yeah, be JEALOUS!!!