September 10, 2010
Almost two years ago, I left my hometown, my country, on a whim, because I knew I needed to do something about where I had found myself. I had graduated college, moved in with my partner, started my "career", and cried on my way to work. So, when I very unexpectedly had the opportunity to move to Vancouver, BC, Canada, on short notice, I did. Someone once said, "if you are unhappy in your life, just simply do something different. anything. different." I do believe that things happen for a reason, and couldn't be any more grateful for my faith and strength that got me there. It was only a single step however, because once I got there I realized I had only just Started to learn how to live. I slowly began to really realize that I can't control people, i cant control places, or the everyday things. BUT I can control my reaction to those things. I started to learn to take responsibility for my life. and then I started to see and appreciate the those things just as they were. I slowed down to smell a flower. I made eye contact and said hello. I smiled. I listened to my music and I danced. I took the long way home just because. And then, I remembered to breathe.
I've found myself back home again. And I've felt some of that old mentality and energy creep in. This particular time in my life is challenging. BUT without these challenges, I wouldn't be reminded of my strength. I remember and hold on very true to my "faith over fear." I remind myself to live in the moment, to learn in the moment, and while these times are tough, I'm gentle with myself because I know, "this too, shall pass".
As far as, In the moment and everything in between: I enjoy yoga, I LOVE to dance, jam out to some good tunes, to meet all kinds of people, feel inspired, shop the farmers market, cook good healthy fresh food, the outdoors, and dream about what i can and will do to make this world a better place. :)
It's interesting to leave a place and then to return sometime later. I can see just how much I've grown. I've found gratitude in those things I once cursed and just today I thought, the colors here are beautiful!
This is me. my passion to continue to learn and grow. AND to carry that with me everywhere I go; Living in the moment.
I'm very excited about this opportunity. Thank you World Pulse!