light at the end of the tunnel…

for those of you unfamiliar with me, I’m Trilisa. I have a BFA in Graphic Design from SCAD, with a minor in Art History (the original SCAD in Savannah), which guided me into a background in marketing and advertising and onto what some would refer to as the healing arts, massage. in 2013, I made an incredibly drastic change in my world and committed to a doctor of chiropractic program in georgia at life university, leaving behind my beautiful boutique spa, massage bella vista, in philadelphia, that I opened with james hoisington. it was hard to leave to focus on school, however, it was a calling I could no longer ignore. this program has successfully demanded most waking and sleeping hours of my life 7 days/week for the past 5 years. it is often gratifying remembering the amazing people and experiences I’ve shared in the city of brotherly love…and is sometimes the only thing that keeps me going.

fast forward several years ahead in my educational journey…an unexpected MSPP, masters of science in positive psychology/life coaching, and lifetimes of knowledge and experiences and transitions, all in a short amount of time. we reconnect at the last part of my educational journey in georgia, in pursuit of my doctor of chiropractic. I have entered the final clinic setting, named center for health and optimal performance or c-hop, or referred to as outpatient. however, on a personal note, the ‘p’ word is not something I plan to utilize or continue to use once I have completed the educational requirements and boards.

I came here seeking knowledge, and after close to 2 years of being a founding partner, naming, creating the identity for, working at, and managing ‘massage bella vista,’ in philadelphia, my first baby. It was hard to leave her, and the legacy I left behind, however, I was personally and professionally at a point where I knew I needed to learn more in order to offer people more, to help them return to their optimum. I once thought I would follow in the footsteps of my mentor, in sports chiropractic, and since that time, my own experiences have led me into the tonal side of adjusting.

I’m currently looking at close to a year until completion of the program. upon completion, I will be returning to the beautiful city of brotherly love, my adopted home, philadelphia. as the completion of this academic journey comes closer into focus, I look forward to bringing the knowledge and skills that I have been focused on learning and refining in the past several years, to the neighborhoods and communities of my beautiful philly.

more updates about the journey soon…