Born and raised in Colorado, I grew up enjoying everything the Rocky Mountains had to offer, most notably four seasons and mile high sunsets. There was always something special about nature in Colorado and even in the lowest of days I could be brought to life by simply stepping outside. Breathing in the crisp air, looking at the deep sky, feeling the sun upon my face, hearing the crunch of Fall leaves beneath my feet or relishing in the sound of snow falling on itself, I always felt like I was chasing something bigger than myself.
I came from a working class family and was the first to graduate with a bachelor’s degree. The feeling of graduation day, something bigger and better waiting in the next chapter of life, was a motivation for me. I went on to achieve a master’s degree and licensing in my field of finance. With every accomplishment I was hungry for more and the excitement of how to define “more” was ever lasting.
I wear many hats in my current chapter: mother, friend, financial professional, coach, Reiki Master, consultant, entrepreneur. The list goes on. I am filled with gratitude every day for the many opportunities to teach and learn in this walk of life, but that sense of graduation day was calling to me in a way it hadn’t before. Whatever was next would surely be defining, bigger than me, a calling I had to search for and answer deep within myself.
In spending so much time on the traditional path of academics and climbing the nine to five ladder I catered to my analytical side and left my creative and spiritual side dormant. I grew my roots and found a longing to spread my wings. Through meditation and looking back to nature for answers I found myself, one Winter night, looking at the most incredible waning crescent moon. It breached that eastern Colorado horizon in the early hours of the morning and spoke to me in such a way that I knew I was on the right path to something much bigger than myself. Something that would take me to the place I call home, not only in my body, but more importantly, in my mind and spirit.
The waning crescent moon is a symbol for reflection and purging. A surrender before the new moon that allows for a clear and fresh start. The new moon is a quiet time in preparation for a new beginning.
I took one step forward and the universe took ten. Serving others on their many graduation days in life, is what I have been called to do in the most absolute and profound way. Throughout my career, I have always been drawn to managing people and getting to the roots of those I interact with. I have been sought after for advice, guidance and conversation and in those interactions I found purpose. What I realized under that waning crescent moon is that this role can be meaningful both inside and outside of corporate function and business strategy.
My own journey from the girl next door, academia and a successful finance career to a higher calling has inspired me to share my purpose and wisdom by way of service as a professional coach and business consultant.
Once you feel a shift happening in your life there’s no turning back. The answers to your next step, conquering your next challenge, developing your new adventure or finding your life’s purpose are within you. Finding your true self in various moments throughout life is your greatest gift. With transition comes anxiety and sometimes apathy. It may feel overwhelming to find a jumping off point or to even know what your goals are and how to achieve them. Through a co-active coaching model and Reiki I look forward to helping you through whatever transition, challenge or adventure is knocking at your door.
Whether you’re looking to explore your roots, spread your wings, dive head first into your next adventure or are simply curious, I encourage you to contact me. You won’t regret learning more about yourself.
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