The Launch!

You guys--we did it.

This has been a really... really... really long time coming.  I'm not just talking about my education and subsequent graduation from my AWESOME school, Carlson College of Massage Therapy.

I'm talking about how in 2013, I decided to leave my DC job of marketing and major-event planning for a farm, because, at the end of the day, my soul was not well.

I had the most fun I've ever had, amazing and beautiful friends (who I still love dearly), and a life full of events, parties, and the like. But I dreaded Mondays, and pretty much every day I had to be at work. I woke up with a pit of anxiety in my stomach that felt like it weighed 100 lb, and never really seemed to get lighter. I didn't have much time to exercise, or meditate, and I never got to see the stars because of light pollution. Hiking and being outside just never seemed to fit into my schedule. I was out late almost every night, and had no time to read and barely enough time to write.

So, I left DC. I went to a remote farm in northern California, a few hours north of San Francisco. I reconnected to a life that wasn't full of sirens and parties and the like. I reconnected to quiet and nature and my inner child LOVED swimming in the river, making dinner with friends, and exploring the natural beauty around me.

I moved back to Arizona and fell in love with Flagstaff. Then I moved to Iowa City and fell in love with the most exciting community of thinkers and doers that I've ever met. I finally made time to go to school, (had to switch schools, long story) and ended up attending the best school for massage therapy in the state, Carlson College.

I realized that I absolutely LOVE to help people feel better about themselves, their bodies, and their lives. I have suddenly found myself in a life where I love my work, my community, and my purpose---a feeling that is brand-new, wonderful, and really exciting.

And so, Full Circle Wellness is now launching. I hope to share my thoughts on food, meditation, and connection via my blog and provide resources for wherever you might be in your own wellness path. Are you ready?? Because I sure (and finally) am.

xo-Samantha