We've all heard the saying "when it rains it pours," but does it really? I have lived with that very phrase for the last week, only to realize that my life is full of surprises and events that I may or may not like, and are typically a result of the choices I make. I could live my life believing the cliche, or I can turn every new challenge into an opportunity.
In the last week...
I lost a friendship that meant a lot to me;
I came to the realization that I do need to respect my years of service and experience on the job and acknowledge my self worth in terms of my career in order to advance and reach my goals;
Finally, that my lease was up and I have 5 weeks to find a place I can call home.
My initial reactions to my recent speed bumps were expected, due to a lifetime of affirming the phrase "when it rains it pours." instead of focusing on the positive, I found myself challenging the universe by thinking negative thoughts and affirming another cliche, "what else can go wrong." However, by using it as an affirmation, I blocked my ability to think positive, to actually seek the opportunities that the new changes bring. For example, instead of focusing on the pain of moving again, I made the decision to purchase my next space, and find a place I call home. My mood instantly changed from whining and worry to excitement and nervousness. I knew moving into my current apartment that it was a temporary living situation, I set the intention from day one, therefore, I was able to easily shift my mindset.
The one thing that I constantly remind myself of, is that I am grateful for the present moment, for the people in my life, and for the freedom to live and make choices. Thank you for reading this personal post.
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