Passionate About Empowering Others
I'm Samantha (Sam) Moss and I love a good story. I have been an ASL interpreter for the majority of my career being a voice for others and along the way have realized that I have lost my own.
I was raised in a small town in Ohio where women were to tend to the house and were to be quiet and not cause a scene. Though that is a slight exaggeration it helps explain how I felt during my time in that culture. Another way to explain it is that my culture was heavily influenced by Amish culture but I myself was not Amish. Through my life there I kept trying to find my voice as I felt it was constantly silenced because I wasn't a man.
I then transitioned to college where women were very different than me, loud actually, much louder and prouder than I ever thought a woman could be. It was truly culture shock.
Since then I have grown and changed, questioning my culture of my upbringing while embracing it simultaneously. Over the past decade of being in interpreter however made me realize I just jumped from one culture of silence to another. Then COVID hit.
COVID sucked but it came at the same time I was experiencing medical interpreter burn out and questioning many things about my life. What did I actually enjoy? Do I change based on who I am hanging out with? Who am I? What do I believe in? Do I want to stay married? Do I want to move? Do I have a voice? If I do what happened to it?
I took some time off work to explore these questions as I developed an extreme curiosity about myself and what I even enjoyed. During this time I enrolled in a Master's program for Life Coaching and graduated in October 2021. I'm still on that journey but I am happy to say that I've made it through the burning fire of self discovery and am on the path of who I am supposed to be. I do have a voice. I do have power. I am going to use it and no one is ever going to silence me again.
MA in Life Coaching- 2021
Life Coach certification-in process