I'm changing! Yes, that's right, I'm changing and I am loving it. Since my first book came out, all kinds of wonderful things are happening for me. I've been doing press (radio, television, newspaper articles) and meeting some really great people. It's as if my world has shifted so much in just even three months. As I sit here typing this, I am reflecting on how my changing has had many different effects on other people in my world. Just yesterday I had a television interview air. As I sat there and watched myself, along with my son, I got giddy, nervous and finally, after a great segment, relieved. The reporter managed to bring out some different aspects of me that I almost didn't recognize myself. It was really cool to see. After the segment finished, I asked my son what he had thought. He was featured (via pictures) in the presentation as well. He goes, "It was a great segment, but I should have gotten more air time.". Cue the sound of the needle screeching across the record. Come again, dude? This started a conversation about how this wasn't about him, but more about me. I asked him what he was thinking about Mom stepping more and more into my soul blueprint. I could see that my changing is bothering him. We talked about how no matter what is happening in my life, he is still my son and I am still his Mom, my most important job in life.
I've been excited to see the love and outpouring from folks wishing me well on my journey. I've had people who I haven't heard from in years step in and congratulate me. I've had people I talk to every day not say a word. As I sit here and ponder that, it makes me wonder why. Why can't they acknowledge the things that I am doing? Why can't I even get a "good job"? It's then that I realize that I am looking for validation when in fact I should be validating myself. It's getting back into that need to be loved and liked. As long as I love and like myself, everything else is just icing on the cake.
Bottom line is, when you change out of your "old" self and into someone new, there are always going to be some folks who can't handle it for some reason. It could be that they have dreams they have put on a shelf or feel that if you change they have to. I'm not asking anyone around me to change. That's not my right. What my right is is to step into my best self possible and to share my gifts with the world. That is my mission right now. I've had incredible opportunities and blessings. I want to pay that forward!
“Sail beyond the horizon; fly higher than you ever thought possible; magnify your existence by helping others; be kind to people and animals of all shapes and sizes; be true to what you value most; shine your light on the world; and be the person you were born to be.” - Blake Beattie
Until My Next Adventure,
Are you ready to say yes to your soul by shifting your perspective to create something extraordinary? I invite you to contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how I can help you to make your next chapter better than your last.
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