Welcome to the new school year!

Finally, after all of your anticipation and preparation, the new school year is here! We’re so excited to have you on campus (and for our second-year students, to have you on campus again).

Our Executive Director Denise Currie has written you a letter to extend her welcome. Enjoy!


Dear Students,

Here you are at the point of a new beginning. We are so glad that you have chosen MH Vicars School for your massage education. We look forward to working with you during this amazing journey as you change your career, and your life.

As you prepare to step through this portal, I wanted to offer a few words of guidance and encouragement.

As human beings we are in a constant search for meaning. Events, circumstances, and actions are imbued with meaning that we weave into our life story.

We have come to know that we are the authors of our story. When you recognize this you will be able to unleash your power to make the choices that will bring you closer to your goals.

All things are happening through you, not TO you. All things serve to expand you, refine you, and help you discover your potential. Nothing is wasted, even a traffic jam. Even a poor choice, a “mistake”, may serve to push you back on your path and show you a new aspect of yourself.

As the author of your own story, you are the one with the power to assign meaning to what is happening around you and within you. It’s all you, and your only limits are the ones you impose upon yourself. And even these fall at your feet from time to time as you exceed your own expectations! Because you don’t know what you are truly capable of until you take action. Not “try”. Take action. (In the words of Yoda, “Do, or do not; there is no try!”).

Look around you. What is your story? What meaning do you give what is occurring? Are you writing the story of your dreams? Are you dreaming big enough?

You are about to step through a portal. In truth, every moment is a portal, but stepping forward consciously and assigning a particular meaning will mark the moment in your story where you began. You took action. You stepped into your future, your chosen path, your dream.

Open your eyes and be awake. You are writing your story. Make it a good one!

Best Wishes,


Robin Collum
Author: Robin Collum