Don't get me wrong, the stories of those who have made it on their own are inspiring and deserve to be applauded. But for the vast majority people, they're far from reality. We need more voices, perspectives and opinions from all kinds of creative people.
You know the excitement surrounding a potential career choice, right? You attend college as part of your career preparation plan, after graduating from high school. You graduate from college ready to enter the workforce in this chosen profession.
There's a lot of pressure at this age to know who you are and what you want to do with your life, but the fact that you are even thinking about it means you're taking a step in the right direction. And always remember, you are not alone.
The practice of yoga and meditation gives us the tools to be present with our underlying intuition, in all its terrifying and exhilarating glory. And when we are truly able to sit quietly with all of our hopes and fears, we just might discover what it takes to heal and move forward.
I had a good income, holidays off, and full health insurance. My career helped me afford a reliable car, a drink in my hand by 5:00pm, and all the stability and safety I was always told to go after. But I wasn't happy.
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When we become parents we give our whole hearts and lives to people we are going to lose. These little people who hold every inch of our hearts are going to grow up and move out and live their own lives.
You worry about what you don't have or what you think you need, all the while missing the moments playing out right in front of you; moments that people who are no longer here would have wanted to be a part of.
If you ask any young adult what their primary stressor in life is, it's likely something that relates to uncertainty. If you were to boil it down to a sentence, it would be something along the lines of: "I don't know what I'm doing with my life."
It's important to acknowledge when a company/job is not the right fit for you anymore (or never was), because the sooner you realize this, the quicker you can take positive action.
If you live a stressful, busy, and constantly on-the-go life, then following these steps will help diminish those stressors by improving your physical, mental, and emotional health, thus making you a priority again.
Work is not our identity; we are so much more. The personal qualities we brought to our jobs are what continue to make us whole and worthwhile. Put work aside for now and take a look inside yourself. You'll discover you never stopped being valuable.
I made the decision there to start afresh with a gratitude journal. Along with the help and support of a few colleagues, we made a habit to express gratitude for three things each day.
Sometime during that hazy postpartum period, I realized that writing wasn't what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. And yet, I also knew that motherhood wasn't my only purpose in life.
Is it possible to strive for more, desire more, work for more while still being deeply, profoundly grateful for all you have? Will being grateful make you complacent? I'm not sure, but it is what I've been working on for the past two months.