A couple of updates: I bought “by accident” a one-day ticket to Victoria, BC (where I’ve felt a damn calling for a loooooonnng time).
I found a job posting on Facebook for a job that honestly hits me rightinthefeels for its fit for me. I am sharing my application letter here, because it’s not only for this job, but for my calling in Life. It’s a declaration of what I want to do with my life. Rawr, here I go:
Job Description: The Organization: Providence Farm is a therapeutic farm nestled at the base of Mount Tzouhalem in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Since 1979, the Vancouver Island Providence Community Association, a registered charity and non-profit society, has been operating creative and innovative programs at the Farm for adults in the Valley with mental health issues, brain injuries and development challenges.
I am moving to Victoria, BC on November 30th, and am looking for meaningful work in my field. I found your job posting on Facebook and am feverishly keen to apply.I am a Certified Holistic Nutritionist from a New Zealand-based program, a Certified Yoga instructor from an India-based program, and hold my undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario. I am an avid trail runner, and successful athlete. I have a chronically green thumb, and am well knowledged in gardening from my blood-born generational teaching passed on from my Horticulturist father. I am an endeavouring Holistic chef, and a warrior in mental health, having overcome Bulimia, Anxiety, Depression, and Anorexia Nervosa.I am passionate about helping people, and have views in my future of a Holistic Wellness retreat centre, where nature plays an impactful role in healing. This is one reason that your job posting hit my soul. I believe in the healing power of nature, and in having hands and feet in the earth. The Japanese therapeutic practice of “Shinrin Yoku” or “forest bathing” is a practice I act on daily, and condone to all beings for a good life! (This is a big reason for my move back out West, to continue facilitating my own healing. To move to nature from the busyness and city life of Toronto where I am currently, and where I’ve grown up.)I believe my purpose in life is to use the experiences I’ve had, along with my diverse education and knowledge gained to help facilitate people’s healing.I’ve traveled extensively, often taking part in WWOOFING programs where permaculture is exchanged for room and board. I love this barter system and the wonderful people who I’ve met though it. Benevolent souls are called to this realm of purpose, and I’ve been so grateful to be touched in my heart and my journey from many of them.I’ve worked in many fields, from teaching yoga, Triathlon coaching, working at a cafe, competitive swim coaching, lifeguarding, working at a camp for kids with severe learning disabilities, to my own current endeavours at starting my own practice and business through Holistic Nutrition and life guidance.I have an insatiable passion for self-study and development, especially around trauma-healing with regards to the psychological and physiological practices conducive of a healing practice. In all of these positions, my passion has been deeply-cored in the one-on-one consultation aspect, and the emotional connection that is prevalent in all acts and is key to a healthy human being. I integrate mind-body-soul techniques to bring awareness and mindfulness into everyday life, and to help people to reconnect with the present moment, and so, to themselves.I feel as though our current society is flooded with overly-complicated and confounding consumption with distractions, and nature-soul-body connection is lost. I believe my purpose in life is to help use my tools to catalyze healing in others.I would be truly honoured to work alongside your team, and to have the opportunity to help others heal at Providence Farm.I’ve attached my resume, and hope to hear from you.
(My resume is outdated, and I do apologize. I have several postings and positions I’ve switched around and given the opportunity, I’d be thrilled to give more of my work experience).
If anyone has any connections for work in this field out in themparts, please let a sis know, I am terrified and excited. I’m ready to do my life’s purpose, or continue it. I need a place to live, a good therapist for my emotional baggage (that can take me, I’ve been told before and now warn any therapist I see that I’m a tough cookie), and a jobskis.
I just don’t give a shit anymore of the self-created struggle!