Hello! My name is Madison and I am in my third year of studying to be a Naturopath (Bachelor of Health Science) at Endeavour College of Natural Health and I love it. I plan to graduate at the end of 2021, where I hope to continue learning and developing my skills so that I can eventually open up a respectable and knowledgeable clinic in my home town.
My current health interests are endocrinology related, female reproductive disturbances and weight loss and I am hoping to be able to help clients in these ways, plus many more during student clinic and once I graduate.
I live in rural Victoria, north-east and 2 hours’ drive from Melbourne, which is the travel required each time I attend uni. I enjoy living in the country, I like the quietness especially when I can get amongst nature and go for bush walks or camping. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the hustle and bustle of city life and plan to move to the city to commence my career but I also enjoy coming home to the country.
Throughout my time studying, I’ve noticed that many people decide to study naturopathy due to having their own health issues. This actually wasn’t the case for me. I decided to study naturopathy as I wanted to be able to help people, in the best way possible which for me meant understanding the human body, how it works and what can be done to help it. Beginning my study journey was a huge move for me as I “uprooted my life” and left my comfort zone. Which basically means I left the security of having a steady job and stable income. Even before committing to study natural health I knew a life in administration behind a computer screen just wasn’t for me. Once my studies commenced, I was still apprehensive and unsure if I had made the correct move but, after each completed semester I become more passionate about natural health and naturopathy.
When I was contemplating studying and deciding if I was prepared to lose the life that I knew I remember hearing a statement from one of Endeavours lecturers at an open day and I have partially never forgotten it. "Four years is still going to pass regardless of whether you decide to study or not". This statement really got to me, as I realised I did not want to be in the same position I was in, in four years time.
Whilst I didn’t have a health journey that got me interested in studying Naturopathy, I am currently struggling with one and am finding my degree so beneficial in enabling to support myself. I am hoping that in having my own struggles, you can read about this in a separate blog post, and managing/ rectifying them I will be able to support others through theirs.
This webpage will eventually be my Naturopathic business page but whilst I am still studying it is aimed at my blog which is about my journey, study and personal and a small retail store that I will soon open.
Thanks for reading xxx