This has been an especially challenging time for me.
I have lost a bit of perspective on work projects that have sucked my energy and my school load is particularly demanding this semester.
Each task holds a certain weight and sometimes I tend to give too much weight to some.
I am learning to focus on what is important to me and leave the rest. I am trying to let go of the stuff I cannot change or affect change on, remembering the things that give me wings and hold promise.
The reading (and writing) I am doing in Human Development is soooooo interesting and I love curling up with Martino, my big, fat text, soft number 4 pencil and notebook. I feel so comfortable in that place!
Spanish is a real trip and I love our Elluminate Saturdays, chatting with our T.A. who lives in Monterey, California and connecting with the students on the East Coast. It is really cool.
I think now is the time for updating my Name It and Claim It Project from September 2009:
I intend to work more with my training agency as an instructor in business English (I earn more per hour in these courses).
I am indeed working even more with my training agency and this has challenged me in so many ways. I am dealing with issues of leadership, communication and self/peer evaluation, in some ways, for the very first time. I am not gonna lie. Sometimes it is a drag. The lesson is to learn the lesson and so, I am always looking for the lesson!
AND I intend to work near home (=less commuting by bus to companies outside my immediate neighbourhood).
I am happy to say that this has come to pass and it is one of the best things about this year.
And, more work with my training agency means I will take less private students,
I continue to turn down students. I am actually working tons of hours as it is and combined with school, I need to achieve some balance in this area.
NOW, TIME FOR NAME IT AND CLAIM IT FOR THE NEXT SIX MONTHS, TESTING THE THEORY!
I INTEND TO THROW MYSELF INTO T.O.Y.F. TRAININGS AND EARN, EARN, EARN WHILE FACILITATING A FABULOUS WORKSHOP I BELIEVE IN.
I INTEND TO CONTINUE GOING TO SCHOOL (SUMMER, TOO) AND GET GOOD GRADES WHILE FINDING THE BALANCE BETWEEN WORK,SCHOOL AND LIFE.
I INTEND TO CONTINUE TAKING CARE OF MY BODY AND ENJOY THE BENEFITS OF FIT AND HEALTHY.
I INTEND TO DEVELOP MY GAME, A PROJECT THAT I HAVE BEEN THINKING ABOUT FOR A YEAR AND WISH TO REALISE BY SEPTEMBER 2010.
I INTEND TO FIND JOY IN EVERY, SINGLE DAY, TO REALLY HEAR THE WINDCHIMES OUTSIDE MY FRENCH DOORS, TO TEND MY GARDEN, TO BE IN THE MOMENT.
We make the world with our thoughts.
Imagine a world where everyone follows their bliss.
P.S. I love Joseph Campbell