I’m Anne-Marie, and I’m in my third year of a counselling degree after eight years of working within the hairdressing industry (creating sun-kissed hair is my favourite).
As much as it was a super fun and creative season of life, and I got to start doing some neat things within the NZ fashion scene, I was eventually met with a bit of a crossroads. It was a crossroads though, that only my path up until this point could have lead me to.
I realized there were certain things I was passionate about, and if I were to actually throw caution to the wind and pursue these things, it would require a change in direction.
Although I entered this degree thinking I was just going to learn to help people in a way that might offer spaces to bring healing (of which I am very much in the process of learning), what I also realised very quickly was that my own heart wanted some time to work through some healing of it’s own.
If you haven’t noticed already, I am set on being and encouraging others to be honest about where things are really at, and in that, seeing how Jesus is more capable of moving into that space than he is anywhere else.
Without honesty, we can’t really let love and healing, of which he is the source, in to where we need it most. Love and grace can only flow to the open heart, after all. And that’s why I write; to explore and make room for this to happen.
So, welcome – feel free to have a browse, and to get in touch with your own honesty. I would love nothing more than to connect and swap stories!
Let’s be friends!