It is almost five years since I graduated from the University of Lincoln with a degree in Herbal Medicine. Since that time, A lot has happened. I’ve built a reasonably successful practice, I’ve written books, I’ve travelled the country working as both a herbalist and an EMT. I’ve taught courses. I’ve grown a lot of herbs, and seen a lot of patients. A lot changes in 5 years. I often wish I could go back: the last year of study was somehow a golden age in my mind; a year where I was probably the happiest I’ve ever been, soaking up knowledge like a sponge, and living life to the max. But you can’t go back.
You can only go forward.
Which is why, this morning, I applied to go back to Lincoln this autumn, on block release, to study for a Masters degree in Herbal Medicine. This takes the journey forward.
I must be mad. I’m certainly too busy! But I’m looking at the Autumn with some sense of wonder now; this (and another course I’ve just started) will make me into a much better practitioner. But they will also make me into a better developed human being. Wow. I can’t wait to get started!
Categories: The Journey