#MicroblogMondays: Starting Small.


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Oh hai there.

I know, it’s been a while.

It wasn’t a conscious intention, at first, to break from this space. The summers are just so busy these days. It’s like when winter hits we save up all our living, and when the sun FINALLY comes out in like May, then we say, Okay! Now let’s do ALL THE THINGS BECAUSE IT’S NICE AND SUNNY AND ISN’T LIFE GRAND?

But, also,this summer I realized that maybe I needed to stop talking all the time and really sit and listen to myself more. See, I’m very good at creating stories about myself: I feel this, I think that, I dislike this. Et cetera.

Under all of that likes, dislikes, thinking, though? I don’t actually really know who I am.

I’ve been wrestling with Career Decisions this summer. Much like I was last year, I’m frustrated and stressed about work and tired of the commute and all the compliance stuff.


This year, I actually have an idea of what I might want to do. Sort of, anyway; my idea varies between the huge – starting up my own wellness business – and the small – teach stressed out people that there’s maybe a way out of the anxiety.

I’m not completely clear on the path, but I can’t ignore the voice inside me much longer, either. It’s time to begin.

This fall, I’m taking an 8-week class in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. It’s the start – a tiny, small, start – a shift which will, hopefully, gather momentum and help me turn onto a different path as it relates to my career.

I’m far beyond the point where I have the freedom to make radical, crazy, expensive changes. I have a family and mortgage and responsibilities. But small changes? A class? That I can do.

More to come on it all, I promise.

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6 Responses to #MicroblogMondays: Starting Small.

  1. Jen says:

    Every great adventure is a series of small steps. Hoping that, wherever this leads, you really enjoy the course : )

  2. Your "Why Wait" Friend Heather says:

    You know my thoughts on this, but I have to say, I love the take charge attitude. At some point we all have to be like, wait, this isn’t what I want/working. What can I do to make it better? And then DO IT.
    Much to discover and at some point you WILL have to step outside to the risk zone. Calculated risk, but risk all the same.
    Can’t wait to hear about it!

  3. Mel says:

    I love this because one day you will look back on this post and realize that you marked the turning point to a whole new phase of life. I’m excited to see where things go and hear more about the class.

  4. Deborah says:

    I just wanted to say, I have missed you around here. I’ve taken some small blogging breaks myself, so I get that. But it’s nice to see you back for a bit.

  5. loribeth says:

    I would love to take a course like that. 🙂 Whatever it leads to, personally, professionally or both, I am sure you will get something out of it!

  6. noemi says:

    Yay for listening to yourself. Yay for small changes! Yay for taking a class.

    Mindfulness Stress Reduction is awesome. I hope you enjoy the class.

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