Why I Do It
I have been presented with the question about how I came to open my business numerous times since we have opened. It’s a pretty logical question and I would probably ask it of another person if they had opened a business as well. It’s a pretty easy question to answer, generally. Quite often, in the rush of daily life, there is a scripted version of the answer I can follow. I’ve given it a bunch of times. And while rushing seems to be the norm these days, it seems to be nicer when the answer can come from my heart rather than my script. So, why do I do it?
For quite a while now, if you were to ask me how I felt, on a general basis, I would probably say I was fine. If I was being honest, or just wasn’t giving a stock response, I’d say that I really don’t feel good. There are many symptoms that I tend to deal with on a regular basis, and for a long time, I just ignored them and plowed through my day. I don’t usually like to complain or talk about myself, ironically. But when I compared “how I felt” to “why do I feel that way”, I felt more confusion than any kind of answers.
I did go to different doctors to try to find the answers that my body was requesting. The short of it was the doctors didn’t really find anything wrong that was obvious. And surprisingly to me, there wasn’t a lot of additional testing offered or direction as to how I could feel better. So, I kept plowing through the days, expecting to wake up one day and just feel better.
Well, that day didn’t magically happen. But the more I continued to experience the not feeling good, the why behind it kept hanging out there. I started to think that maybe this was just normal and how I should expect to feel forever. After a while of that, I decided that was a silly thing to think. That it wasn’t ok that I should just accept that I would never feel good again.
So at the same time I’m thinking this, I’m seeing people around me, people close to me, my husband, my best friend, my parents, and I’m seeing a similar trend with them as well. There is a pattern of people not feeling good and not knowing why and not finding answers. How can this be? Isn’t that what happens at the doctors? We keep digging until we figure it out? Not all the time.
It turns out that there were several things wrong with me, one of them being a chronic auto-immune condition where my body is fighting itself when it shouldn’t be. If there hadn’t been a time when I turned to holistic approach and started investigating on my own, I wonder if I would have discovered what was wrong with me by now.
If I’m seeing this pattern with people that are close to me, I thought, there must be many other people out there that are feeling the same way. Lost, not sure where to turn next, expecting to wake up not feeling good every day, not to mention it sets a negative tone for the rest of that day. It doesn’t seem right that this is more the norm than not. And then, on the vision of my best friend, the idea of the wellness center was born. A center that could offer people an alternative to something traditional. A place they could come to for help, or for direction, or for relaxation, or for information. It became important to me, my mission, to be able to offer services to people that centered on health and wellness, in a holistic atmosphere. I want to help people feel the way they are meant to feel. I want people to feel outstanding and if there is something I can do for them, then I want to do that.
So when asked why do I do what I do, it’s simply, I want to help.