I Didn't Come for the PhD

Love The Life You Choose

I thought I was moving to Colorado for a PhD. What I didn’t know is, I was coming to learn the courage to follow my heart and the unwavering voice of my soul.


I thought I was coming to Colorado for a PhD. What I didn’t know is, I was coming for the life lessons and challenges that pushed me far beyond my comfort zone. The ones that pushed me to question my spirit and find my own personal truth.


I thought I was coming to Colorado for a PHD. What I didn’t know is, I was coming for the expansion, self-growth, and opportunity to heal the scars upon my heart.


I thought I was headed for a PhD, what I didn’t know is, I was heading on a winding journey toward self-love.


I thought all these years in school were for me to get a PhD. What I didn’t know is, that they were teaching me valuable life lessons and skills that I would need to live the life that was waiting for me.


I thought I was supposed to get a PhD. What I didn’t know is, I was supposed to meet myself in the most intimate of ways, to discover the inner workings of my behavior, mind, and heart.


I thought I had to get a PhD. What I didn’t know is I had to keep following the whispers in the wind and deeply trust the path that I was walking on so I could find my way to this moment right here, right now.


I thought I would fail myself if I left my PhD. What I didn’t know was, I would be failing myself, my soul, and my mission here on earth if I didn’t let the idea of the PhD go.


Yesterday I celebrated the conclusion of my 13-year journey in Academia, not with a PhD but a second master's, and my heart filled with love and gratitude for the path I am on. What a journey it is to celebrate indeed.


I thought I was coming to Colorado for a PhD and what I was really coming for was to find Me.


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May you have the courage to follow your heart, and love the life you choose.

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