[Verb; ~ Pronunciation: /uh-proov d/]
Definition: Getting the green light to start a new chapter in your life. One that makes you happy even thinking about it. Finally, I feel as if I’ve found my way. At least for the next year!
“Happiness can exist only in acceptance”
– George Orwell –
Being accepted feels so much better than being rejected!
As you probably guessed: I got approved for a coaching course next year! :)
Yesterday I had an intake interview with the head coach of the course I want to start in January. I was a bit nervous, because I am so used to being told I am not good enough (or made to feel this way), and I also had to send in my CV. If there’s anything in this world I made I am not proud of, it’s my résumé. Just to get that straight.
But after arriving a little late (I hate being late – talk about making a good impression!), the head coach greeted me heartily at the door. And not only that: she remembered me from the information day!
In a good way!
We had a really nice chat and I even got a surprising compliment, as the head coach mentioned she thought my résumé was “very vibrant.” We talked a bit more about my past and things I would like to work on personally, as this course is not just to learn how to coach others; you have to understand and evolve yourself as well.
She then told me she thought I was well ahead of my peers when it comes to self-development. I don’t think she could have given me a bigger compliment at this point in my life. And I don’t think she was sucking up (another student is another bash of money coming her way): she was genuinely interested and kind.
All in all, apart from me being late (stupid red traffic lights), everything was peachy-good!
Now it’s waiting for the official documents, reading list and preparation homework, and then when January hits its 28th day, I will be a student again.
Somehow, I never imagined going back to school. Apart from my English course, which was mostly just fun, I never intended shoving my nose down study books again to absorb more (theoretical) knowledge. I promised myself I was done, after I graduated from college.
If this course had been only theories again, I’d probably given up before starting. But it’s mostly focused on putting your new coaching knowledge into practice, which sounds both scary and very exhilarating! Scary, because I am a theory person, and exhilarating because I’d like to change that.
2017 is going to be a year of extreme personal insights and growth, I can tell you that. I hope I can share a lot of what I’ll learn with you here.
Not everything is awesome about this, though, as joining this course means I’ll be living in the Netherlands for at least another year (get me out of here!!).
BUT! The certificate is valid in all of Europe, so after I graduate there’s no borders stopping me from coaching people in this part of the World! Muahaha! >:)
Now if you’ll excuse me, I am going to bask in my moment of glory for as long as it lasts (which is probably until I get my reading list). I don’t think I’ve ever felt more motivated in my life about anything!
You see what a little approval can do for your inner well-being? In that case:
I am Samantha and I approve of all of you reading this ;)
Take care this week!