Why Psychology?

Why Psychology?

Why did I choose psychology as my next career path? Everything I have been doing over the last few years has been in an effort to help people. Teaching Yoga, Writing a blog on health and happiness. Sharing Essential Oils and natural remedies. Sharing the ups and downs of becoming a mother. All these paths lead to helping people find their better selves.

While working on all of these projects, I have continued to feel as though something wasn’t quite right. That I was floundering around and not really making a difference. I was just trying to find my way to the thing that I really wanted to do to help others.

While trying to build a yoga business, I kept thinking that this was an in person industry. Not an online. Having second thoughts, makes it tough to get anywhere. Hating myself for doing something that I didn’t believe in, was not helping. Wether it came across to potential clients and friends, or not, wasn’t the point. I was pushing and pushing and pushing. It didn’t come naturally. It wasn’t authentic.

On top of not feeling authentic, I always found myself longing to be around horses. They were always on my mind. When I couldn’t see one in person, I would binge watch horse shows on Netflix. I dreamt of a day where horses could be part of my work as well.

I never noticed it before, probably because I called myself shy, bad with people, not a people-person, etc. Now I just label myself as an Introvert, which is far from a bad thing.

I had a love for biology and how things worked. I had a microscope in my bedroom and wanted to analyze things. I gravitated to books on self-help and still do. I enjoy trying to understand how people think. Why they do the things they do. The whys and hows of life. I often try to help friends figure out where to go next. (hopefully they feel the same!)

I have books on the mind, changing the way  you think and aligning western principals like the chakra system with eastern psychology. I truly  have been studying psychology for years without even realizing it. Ever since I started practicing yoga.

A few years ago, I worked at Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding Facility. I never interacted with the students, but I thought it was amazing that they had this barn. I loved that they helped so many people with the help of the horses.

It all came together when I was sitting in a Postpartum Depression Support Group session, being offered a grant to see a psychologist, I had a lightbult show up over my head. Why don’t I go to school for psychology? I have been wanting to help new moms, but babysitting, shopping for them, and such isn’t my thing. I had been wanting to help through yoga, but what if I could help as a psychologist? What if this degree could help me teach yoga better? With a degree in Psychology,  I could combine all of my interests.

The horse lovers, heal with horses and a psychologist.

The artsy ones heal with art and a psychologist.

The yogis heal with yoga and a psychologist.

It makes perfect sense now. Everything happens when it is supposed to. Now it’s time for school.



Never Miss An Update!

Enter your email and get all the latest news.

I'll never send you spam. Unsubscribe at any time. Powered by ConvertKit

Join the Conversation!