Change Is In The Air!
In reality, change is always in the air, but for the first time a long time I have some good news, or at least what I hope is good news. 🙂 I’m always mindful of the Buddhist parable about not knowing the truth of things until much later as the consequences of our choices play out. You can read more about the Buddhist parable about the power of equanimity in this article by Isabella Michaels.
So here’s my personal news (time will tell whether it’s good or bad!) I’ve accepted a full-time job for the first time in over 7 years! It’s a sales job with a digital marketing company moving into a growth phase. Although I’m starting at the bottom again, I like their company culture, values, and growth plans. I have a chance to be rewarded for both my personal and team efforts if I move back into sales management. This is an opportunity to boost my confidence, finances, contribution, and life. The last 7 years have been hard financially and emotionally. I’ve certainly faced many challenges and inner demons as I slowly crawled back with acceptance, compassion, and persistence.
On a practical level, having a full-time job will take some adjustments and it’s likely that I won’t post as often. I hope to see your loving comments and likes continue even if I post less often and experiment with the types of posts. The potency of the recent posts on “Where I’m From” has motivated me to be more creative, raw, and loose with my writing. I want to experiment with different types of writing to find what makes me feel alive and passionate about my writing, not just keep sharing what has worked to build my blog. I applaud my fellow writers for their wonderful poems based on the prompt “Where I’m From” with a special shout out to Tanya, Bojana, and Brooke for their poignant and heartfelt poems. They are clearly writing from their authentic, raw, juicy selves!
As I mentioned at the beginning of this year, I want this to be a year of zeal, or at least living more fully. Compassion reminds me that I’ve done well to dig out from the emotional and financial holes, survive, and keep moving. My intention is to thrive in 2018 and beyond by remembering the valuable lessons learned during my challenges, especially the power and necessity of connection and contribution.
Sharing the journey with people who love, respect, and understand us is what makes life beautiful. Shared joys and sorrows are so much richer. I intend to bring more of myself to this new job; daring to be as authentic, loving, compassionate, imperfect, and vulnerable as I am here on my blog. I want to make a contribution while part of a team, and thrive collectively. We really do need each other.
I continue to be grateful for our amazing community on WordPress. I’ve met so many beautiful, creative, caring people through this blogging journey. Thank you for sharing the ride by supporting, encouraging, and inspiring me to be and do more.