Part of my success with my yoga challenge in September I believe was because of the intention I set for myself. In the past when I would set any kind of goal I would procrastinate and wait until New Years. When New Years was finally here I would write it in my journal, think about it, and honestly forget about it after that. Because of this I rarely, if ever achieved my goals.
It wasn't until I started watching "Yoga with Adriene" on YouTube that this changed for me. My thought process changed, my way of doing things changed. She mentioned setting intentions, living life authentically, and being true to yourself. When I decided I wanted to push myself to a daily yoga practice I didn't wait for New Years I started right away, I did write about it in my journal, but I didn't just think about it I chose to act on it. I put it out into the universe and decided that I would hold myself accountable. Putting it online definitely helped me keep with it because being the social media butterfly that I am, I loved sharing my thoughts and feelings. Posting a daily photo helped keep me motivated.
Because of all these contributing factors I was successful in my goal. So I am going to take this approach again.
As some of you may have heard I signed up for school a few months ago and was set on going in December. All the papers were signed, financial aid was figured out, and I was planning my schedule around it. I kept having doubts but figured it was just fear so instead of listening to it I ignored it.
Tarot deck after tarot deck I kept getting cards (sometimes the exact same ones) that pertained to my situation and got me thinking. It got me asking myself all the right questions about what I wanted to do with my life and where I wanted to be in 5 years. I got readings from others hoping maybe I would get a different response. The same topics kept coming up. It was decision time and the universe wanted me to make one.
Now I am sure some of you reading this are thinking tarot cards? Really? Lets just say for sake of argument that tarot cards and readings are all bullshit...it doesnt matter. The glorious thing about all of this was that I finally was taking the time to sit and think about what I was doing rather than just acting on going to school because it looked like a great option. So yes I believe that the tarot cards acted as a trigger in bringing out what was already going on inside me.
Doing what us girls do I called my sister. Not only is my sister the greatest person on the planet BUT she also has a lot of experience with school, goals, going after what you want, and listening to your inner voice.
After another 3 hour chat on the phone with her I came to my conclusion.
I was looking at going to school for Esthetics.
This is so dumb but not once in my plan to go to school did I ever once ask myself if Esthetics was something I wanted to do. My intention with going to school was why not? Maybe its time. I havent done anything life changing or altering in a while. It would make good money. I like makeup and beauty maybe I'll like waxing and doing facials.
I don't know about you but thats silly. I should be going to school because I want to do waxing and facials not because I might have an interest in it.
What do I want to do career wise? If anything is possible and you have all the dedication in the world what would you want to do with it? If you only live once and could do ANYTHING, what would it be?
“Our only limitations are those we set up in our own minds”
I read a blog post that had an exercise where you write down everything you have ever done just for you. Something you enjoy doing, and even if you never made any money at it would you still do it? The ONLY thing I wrote down was blogging and making videos. YouTube is still pretty new to me but even if I never made any money at I would still do it because I enjoy it. I have had a blog since 2011, I have had multiple blogs in the past, and I have blogged for other companies on their blogs. Blogging has always been something I love.
SO! The point of this blog. I have decided not to go to school, I have decided that I am going to make blogging work for me. I want this to one day be my full time job. I love it and I am going to make it happen. I have committed to three blog posts a week and a video once a week. I am committed to this happening and I will work my ass off until it does.
I am setting an intention right now to make blogging happening. I am putting it out there the same way I did with my yoga goal.
I also want to express my deepest gratitude to those of you reading this. YOU are what makes this possible and I appreciate you taking the time to read this. I appreciate each and every one of you!
Much love to you as always!