The Mindful Diet: Dedicate your intention—Day One

“ Mama said there’ll would be days like this, there’ll be days like this my mama said  ”

– The Shirelles

Today has been pretty interesting for me.  As a result of some soul searching I decided to quit my job today, reason being life is too short to do something that doesn’t make you smile at least once a week. I had been thinking about quitting probably since one month after I started, but I decided to give it a fair chance.  The people I worked with were great. I was hitting all of my sales goals, and my professional goals, but something was missing— PASSION. Now, I won’t pretend that I am some super enlightened being, or that I have everything figured out because in all honesty… I haven’t figured things out. I have been practicing taking one day at a time, one hour at a time, one moment at a time. So yet even with my day being so eventful, I wanted to take time out to dedicate my intention for the day.  I woke up at 5am (or I was awoken by a 6.5 lbs Yorkie trying to attack my mouth—either way I got up) and turned on my Happy Light (if you have questions about this light please let me know), and pulled out my journal, put my pen on the paper until I realized I didn’t know what I wanted to write. So then I began to sit some more, but this time the Yorkie had moved on my lap, when finally it had come to me.  I dedicated today to speaking with passion and grace despite adversity and fear. To embrace the small things around me. After two days of rehearsing my exit speech that I would have with my boss, I went in and I shocked myself—instead of giving all the things that I thought they could fix, I spoke about my passions, what I planned to do next in life, and where I wanted to go. I thought I was going to explode, but I didn’t—I thought my words would be a sword but they weren’t, and at that moment I had realized that despite knowing that technical recruiting isn’t my calling, I learned some pretty valuable life lessons in those seven months.

  1. Sometimes you will have a bad day, and that bad day could be a bad week.

During these past few months I was so stressed that sometimes my bad minutes would turn into bad hours, which would turn into bad days, then into a bad week. Despite this happening, I decided to never stop looking for the small “wins”. Whether it be finding a kick ass pasta place for lunch, or finding a dollar on the ground next to my car. I learned that within the bad there is always good—and I will always try to find it.

 

  1. You get by with a little help from your friends.

The Beatles were right on with this statement. “On the days like today when the only thing that you are sure of is that your socks match”. Nothing beats a pineapple margarita and some good conversation. My husband, Mom, sisters, and best friends have been nothing short of amazing. They have listened to me laugh, cry, and start to find out who I am—without shutting me out. I discovered to make moves in life you have to have a good team behind you to listen when sometimes you don’t even listen to yourself.

 

  1. The most important things in life are not things.

This was a crazy concept to me before seven months ago. I would have told you that I wanted to be a millionaire with a private jet and private playhouse for my dog. Something inside of me has changed. After restarting my Yoga routine and working on some self-care items, I now know that money and material things aren’t everything—and that the best things in the world are the things you can’t buy—they are made and discovered by you.

Cheers to Monday!

AV

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