What I Learned Today
Welcome to the blog celebrating daily lessons.
If you know anything about me, you know I love to write! I have written a couple blogs over the years ranging from humorous college life to a bit more heavy with my adoptions and birth mother journey. I loved the lighthearted vibe with my blog in college called "ever feel like..." It's dead and gone now but it launched me into this love for blogging. My adoption blog is a part of my website here at Ms. Reclaim. I will always be updating my open adoption stories as we all journey through life together but I have known for a long time I wanted to write about more than that season of my life.
So now I get to grace you with my words once again in a broad platform meant to express my creative side while I share What I Learned Today. You know what they say, "you learn something new everyday!" I am here to prove that!
What lead me to the conclusion that I should do this was a month of doing basically NOTHING since being laid off. This pandemic (so tired of using the word) actually effected me. I was laid off a month ago today and I am exhausted from all the nothing I have been up to. I say that with an LOL in my head but truthfully all I have to show for the last 30 days is whiplash from trying to find my purpose in life. I am almost 30 people! There has to be a secret trapped door or something for people of my age where we get to just drop into our calling in life, like a cheat code or some advancement badge for almost figuring it out. Aren't we all about participation ribbons for uselessness disguised as effort these days? I mean, come on! I have spent so much time looking busy here, did I not fool the universe into hand delivering me a six figure instagram business and a spot with the New York Times Best Sellers? BOOOO!
Okay enough of that. Perhaps my lack of direction in my late 20's is due to the distraction of acting like I am still in my early 20's. (insert shrugging girl emoji here) What are ya gonna do?
We all know there is a time in life where you are forced to pivot and it is scary as hell. I am talking about the unspoken knowing that we have to face the music at some point and choose happiness or slavery to the things that don't ignite our fire. I didn't choose it, but I am there. The universe is forcing its will on me, and I am grateful! I can't lie, when my former boss beat around that "company restructuring" bush I felt a bit of excitement. Yes, my previous job as a corporate and field recruiter was a cushy remote position making more money than I ever really thought I would. (I dropped out of college so hold your judgments!) It was all the good stuff without having to deal with commutes, waiting in the stall to avoid that certain co-worker and pretending to be listening in face-to-face meetings (I just had to pretend on zoom but still get paid the same.) It was the dream! The real American Dream! (I mean that with only some due respect, given what is going on the past week.) We can talk more on that later. Opinions.. huh! What are they good for? Absolutely nothing am I right? Who cares, I am here to shove mine down your throat anyway.
So back to the relief I felt creep in as I was one of the positions being eliminated due to restructuring and response to the global Pandemic.
I was now faced with a decision. Do I go back to the career path I was building on for the last four years? A path that felt okay and had its fun moments? I mean, I didn't hate it. I was even not terrible at it. Was that enough to stay the course?
Do I make my move. Do I change my fate and finally follow my passions?
I chose to leap! I wasn't kidding about doing a lot of nothing the past month but I have had a plan this whole time. I am in school to become a Certified BodyTalk Practitioner. I explain more about this in the MiODI (stands for Mind and Body) tab of my website but in a nutshell I am fascinated by the body's natural ability to heal and control our life narrative, so I am going to help others grow through the healing it provides. I have found that when we let go of what we think we need and just allow our mind and soul to speak through the body, we are able to act in the best way for our best life and make real change!
More on that later as well, I could go on and on. I will be in training for eight to ten months so it will definitely be a journey of ongoing lessons.
So this blog, which was originally an idea for a podcast, begins! I tried recording my introduction like nine times but you guys, I just barely got comfortable speaking to my google companion or whatever it's called. Let's take it one explosive expression at a time here. One day, I do think there could be a more meaningful delivery through a podcast. If you would rather listen than read, let me know and I will Grow into it! (Since that is what I am here to do isn't it?, to grow? blah blah) Kidding! Growth is super important in finding real joy in life!
I just want to let my readers know, what I am sharing is for both entertainment and hopefully your own development so don't take my sassy jokes too seriously. I know we are all looking for that reason to post a passive quote about insensitive people and how we overcame their ignorant comment. Maybe let's just pass on that for today and find a little truth in the humor, chuckle and move forward. We are here to lighten hearts and bring a breathe of fresh air! When I say we, I mean us as a community of online partakers. Please feel included here! EVERYONE is welcome to learn a daily lesson. Let's WILT together, if you will.
In conclusion, I love life and I love it because of the dynamic beings we are and can become from gathering knowledge. We can never be over educated and I look forward to speaking with new people, reading new content and exploring new ideas as I pursue learning one new thing a day. I will be sharing it here for anyone also seeking a daily lesson. My interests are multi-faceted so we will be dipping our toes in history, religion, beauty, health, humor, parenting, relationships, pop culture and so much more! If you can experience it in your daily life, we will touch on it here! I am very excited and I would LOVE to hear what topics interest you or an area you want to expand others knowledge on. Use me as a platform to spread awareness and daily survival tips! Heaven knows we could use them in these times!
Thank You again for being here and joining me in What I learned Today!