I’ve missed writing my blog posts! I haven’t been in the head-space to write, nor have I had the time. My life has been filled with all things holidays and internship interviews. While some of the internship process has been stressful, its also exciting as I am getting a glimpse of what lies in my future and the last stage of my PhD. I am certain that this is my path and however this match process goes, is how it is meant to be. Somehow I have figured out how to be grounded when there is so little ground beneath me. I am believing in my Truth, my center, and knowing that the present moment is all I have control over. The future does not exist yet, so I am staying centered in the here and the now.
In other news, I turned 36 today! I laugh every time I realize that I’m in my 30′s, as I still feel like a teenager in my body, mind, and soul. How did my mid-thirties happen and I not even realize it?
One aspect of getting older that does feel different over the years is being not just comfortable, but in love with who I am. I spent so many years searching for who I am and what my contribution is to the world while I’m here. Earning my master’s degree in mental health counseling and now being at the tail end of my PhD in psychology has 100% confirmed that this is my calling and my passion. I’m clear that my profession is just one part of living my purpose; the other part is with my daily interactions with people. I have the opportunity to fully connect and ‘be’ with the people I meet and with whom I talk every single day.
I read a quote from Oprah a long time ago, “Be responsible for the energy you bring to the people around you.” I’m not always mindful of this, but I do try to be responsible for how I show up for others. I have the opportunity to be fully authentic and fully present with everyone I work with, talk with, and interact with throughout the day. In my 36th year, I am clear that I am not only living life for myself. I am here to lift the spirits of those around me, and to leave people a little better than how I found them.
I am learning to love myself more every day, to love my body, and even my inner critic. Its been a crazy, wild, and joy-filled 36 years. I can’t wait for the next chapter!