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February 3, 2018

Hello my beautiful friends ūüôā

Today’s act of self-love:¬† Getting creative.¬† I FINALLY found some time to do some writing.¬† It was just a small flash piece, but it¬†felt so good to write even just 500 fiction words.¬† Hoping to share it with you tomorrow ‚ô•‚ô•‚ô•

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January 30, 2018…Attract Your Tribe

Hello my beautiful friends!

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About…friends.¬† For the majority of my life, I have been very limited in the friend department.¬† For one reason or another, I just could never “vibe” with many people.¬† And talking with people simply exhausted me.¬† Introvert in the highest degree, is how I would have described myself.¬† But then I learned a few things over the past few years as I was trying to find myself and feeling quite lonely.

  1. If you are with people who are not in alignment with you, your beliefs, your desires, etc., you will likely feel exhausted after being with them for a bit.¬† It takes effort to keep a conversation going with someone who is not on your same page.¬† If they are guiding the conversation, it is likely that what they are interested in is boring or maybe even offensive to you.¬† If you are guiding the conversation, they are likely not interested in your topic and it is probably showing in one way or another in their body language.¬† So then each of you transition to the other person’s interests and it’s¬†then like trying to run in waist-high water…a pure struggle that gets nowhere fast.
  2. If you are with people who are in alignment with you, your beliefs, your desires, etc., you will literally feel energized after being with them for a bit.  In fact, you will really want to stay with them longer!

I’m not sure where I learned 1 and 2 above, I just remember an article or video that asked me to pay attention to how I felt after interactions with people.¬† It said that if I did that, I would learn who I should really spend my time with.

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I also learned the term of “Attracting your Tribe”.¬† Same concept as above, but putting it out to the universe that you want to meet new people who are like, well, whatever you’re looking for.¬† I did just that.¬† And my “tribe” came to me in two different ways.¬† The first was quite eerie and fully follows the “ask the universe and you will receive” concept.¬† Soon after thinking that I¬†wanted to meet people that were like me, an acquaintance I met through my husband had reached out to me and thought I would fit well into her women’s group that she had started.¬† Instantly, I met women who had deep connections with themselves and were open to sharing their life experiences and dreams.¬† We took part in real conversations.¬† From this group, I have made two wonderful friends that I feel energized with any time we meet up.¬† The second was me physically trying to attract my tribe by creating a vegan-group which has grown over the year…not only in the number of people in our group, but in the closeness that we have grown with each other.

Incase any of my other longer-term friends are reading this, of course you know I absolutely love you and am always energized to speak, text,¬†and FaceBook¬†with you…but you all live so friggin’ far away I had to make some new, meaningful connections and I am so very happy that I did.

Spending time with people that you love and who love you back is a large part of self-love.  It just feels good and allows you to continue to grow on multiple levels.

Today’s act of self-love: Meeting up with a good friend for coffee ‚ô•‚ô•‚ô•

Until my next post, much love to everyone!

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January 26, 2018…It’s Okay to Dream

Hello my beautiful friends!

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Yesterday I had lunch with a friend.¬† We were talking about how wonderful life would be if we could at least work part time so we could pursue our passions.¬†¬†It was during this conversation that something¬†amazing happened.¬†¬†My friend¬†first began by telling me she’s been looking into getting extra money doing something with real estate. She had a slight smile in her eyes at the possibility of reducing her current job to part-time¬†while working with real estate to supplement her income.¬† She told me how she planned to take her income tax refund and invest in herself while¬†a sense of pride emanated from her.¬† I was more than happy for her.¬† There is nothing better than investing in yourself.¬† But the real “moment” happened later in¬†our conversation that took place over our bowls of¬†salad purchased¬†from the lunch line.¬†¬†I let her¬†in on¬†my dream of writing for a living and¬†of¬† eventually being able to not work for anyone.¬† I let her in on my dream of spending my time in nature, just writing.¬† This opened the door to allow her to talk about¬†her true desire of acting.¬† Her face lit up, and she was so excited reminiscing about her roles she has had previously in theatre and some acting classes she is currently taking.¬† I swear if I was one of those people who could see auras I’d say I saw her’s jumping out of her.¬† She was literally glowing.¬† This is her true passion.¬† This is what she is supposed to be doing.¬† As we began discussing it, though, the glow began to diminish, just a bit.¬† And I knew it was because “we” are not entitled to dreams so big.¬† Our conversation continued, and I hope that by the end of it I helped to minimize her limiting beliefs and encourage her to move into what she truly resonates with.

Unfortunately most of us¬†are limited by the beliefs we grew up with based on where and how we were raised.¬† I grew up in a very low-income area where I was expected to go to high school and get a job…the end.¬†¬†We¬†were low-income and “other” people were higher income.¬†¬†That was my reality.¬† But I refused to accept that 18 years ago and pursued college which gave me a career that pays well and pulled me out of the low-class area.¬†¬†I am now living¬†within a class of people who are financially set.¬† Even still, I am in the financial class where real dreams…passions…are rarely recognized.¬† And I now refuse to accept that reality.

I am not J.K. Rowling.¬† I live in a suburb and work a 9 to 5.¬† She is, at minimum, a millionaire who lives (I’m assuming) with the elite.¬† I…we…have all been separated by these realities we have in our heads.¬† We can’t make it to the top because we are not that person or those people.¬† But here is what I’m proposing with this blog post, and it’s based on what I’ve learned about our true life paths, self-love, and all these wonderful concepts I am now beginning to grasp.¬† When you do something you are not enjoying, you are not doing what you are meant to do.¬† We each have a deeper calling in us that we ignore, because society says “get a job”.¬† Clearly this doesn’t mean I’m going to up and quit my current job.¬† Bills are a reality, after all.¬† But it does mean that I am going to take steps, like this post and my current writing project, to begin the path I should have started years ago, but thought it¬†could never be a reality.¬† I chose J.K. Rowling earlier¬†for a reason.¬† That wonderful creator of the Harry Potter series could not hold a job to save her life.¬† This is because while she was working, her calling was screaming at her and she couldn’t focus on what society told her she should be doing.¬† She eventually got fired from her last job, if I recall correctly, for actually writing on the job.¬† She found herself at rock bottom, jobless, and finally just gave into what she came here to do.¬† Look at her now.

Everyone has a dream, yet most are afraid to speak of it because people like “us” are not “those” people who make it big.¬† My question for you is… Why can’t we be those people?¬† Only you¬†can limit yourself or lift yourself.¬† Which are you going to do?¬† I choose to¬†lift myself.

Today’s act of self-love: 15 minutes of Abraham Hicks (video posted below).¬† This woman is amazing.¬† If you are on your path to realizing your dreams, she will help take you there ‚ô•‚ô•‚ô•

Until my next post, much love to everyone!

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