Hello friends! I will talk about this much more in the coming weeks, but I finally got my GoFundMe page set up yesterday and wanted to start the ball rolling ASAP.
The massage therapy/healing ministry dream is one step closer to becoming a reality! I checked with the school last week and there’s still time for me to enroll and get started at the October term, but I need to come up with $850 for some enrollment costs and, thanks to the year I’ve had (car accident, vet bills, major surgery, etc.), this is proving a little tricky to manage on my own. A Disqus guest suggested that I create an online fundraiser to help, so here we are! :D
I know a few of you folks have offered donations to help with my medical expenses/unpaid leave from work, and as you’ve probably surmised, this current financial shortage is the direct result of said expenses/leave. Heaven knows, the hospital bills are only just beginning to roll in, which is a whole ‘nother kind of terrifying, but despite the crazy timing, I really, strongly feel I need to start this program now. For one, I desperately need something good to come out of 2014, and for two, the sooner I start on this, the sooner I can be out comforting and (God willing!) healing people. And while it might seem financially prudent to wait 3, 6, even 12 months to begin the program, I can’t quite reconcile that delay with all the comfort I could be bringing to hurting people in those months.
And lest anyone worry, writing is part of this goal too! :D I’ve been able to touch an overwhelming number of lives through my stories - people I’d never even have met off this screen! - and I have no intentions of discontinuing that avenue of comfort and healing while pursuing another, slightly more localized one.
Thanks for reading, and please know: your prayers, thoughts, and well-wishes are every bit as welcome (and important!) as donations. <3 I’ll keep you all posted on my progress (fundraising and enrollment/class-wise)!