Words can’t express how proud am to be this girl’s mom. Last night she read me the first 3 chapters of a book she is writing, “Finding Joy in the Ordinary”. I’ve been telling myself that I’d like to write a book since I was 15 and have been making excuses and putting it off since then. Here she is at 8 years old and choosing to spend most of her free time constructing this story. Watching your child’s gifts and persona unfold before your eyes is one of life’s most precious treasures, and I am certainly not taking it for granted. How this responsible, driven, bright, outgoing and extroverted being derived from my body is a true mystery, but my appreciation and admiration for her is boundless, and continues to grow and unfold along with her❤️✨#carolineelizabeth
When you suddenly and unexpectedly find yourself without a job, and you know in your heart that the next step for you is not to reflexively jump back in to more corporate baloney, you take some time to dig in, introspect, read, listen, rejuvenate, refresh and be mindful of next steps. I will go back to work, but I’m done getting all googly-eyed and jumping at jobs for the money and/or convenience. It’s time to harness my real gifts and talents, and it’s going to take a little time to figure out what that looks like for me.
I was laid off as part of a large department restructuring, and it is truly such a blessing. I hated my job, it feels so good to say that out loud. The money was great and I worked from home, so I stuck with it, even though it was relentlessly gnawing away at my soul. I was leading projects and programs where we were taking jobs from hard-working, front line employees, many of whom had been working for the company for 15+ years, and sending the work offshore. It got to the point where I would get nauseous before leading even the most mundane meeting, and often would hang up from a call and need to immediately go for a walk outside just to settle my heart and clear my mind. When I was told a couple of weeks ago that my position was being eliminated, I would be lying if I said I wasn’t relieved. My values were so misaligned with the company I was working for. To be let go was a gift. I am feeling some major fault line shifts in my life right now and I am arming myself (with the help of three of my favorite Goddess Authors) with the strength, knowledge, mindfulness and wisdom I will need to move into the next chapter. Stay tuned📚💫📝
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