I wrote what follows on my personal Facebook account to let my friends and family know what’s been going on with me over the last several weeks. After I finished writing it I went back over it to proof/edit it, and I thought to myself. “self, this might give your blog readers a better understanding as well. Lets blog this.” So, here it is, being blogged.
My apologies to my friends and family who follow me on Facebook and/or Twitter, for this popping up again in your newsfeed.
It’s occurred to me that many of you might be a bit confused about why I started a new Facebook account, why I created a Page, why my Instagram and Twitter posts are all showing up on Facebook, why I started blogging, why my usernames change frequently, and what all of this “Living Daily” stuff is about.
Well, it’s been a crazy few weeks. I’ve recently started working on building a Life Coach business for myself…that’s where “Living Daily” comes in. I will be working with people to bring down barriers that stand in their way of living a fulfilled life. I will provide them with support, a listening ear without judgement, a safe zone to process and explore through thoughts and ideas regarding their passions and desires for life. Together we will gently move the barriers out of the way so that they can start “Living Daily”. Visit my blog/site for more info on Living Daily, feel free to follow me while you’re there as well https://lovingkindness.me/. It may say you need to sign up or something when you follow me, but you do not have to. Just enter your email address to get notified when I blog and disregard what they say about signing up, then check your inbox to confirm follow.
While I have been working on my social media sites for Living Daily, I’ve also been making other big changes. I quit my job of nearly 8 years as a Production Lead. I no longer found it to be fulfilling in anyway, I began to loathe the sound of my alarm, and was dragging myself out of bed every morning. Very clear signs that it’s time to move on.
I’ve taken a job working as an overnight Chemical Dependency Tech for a treatment facility/program in the West Metro Area. For those of you who may not know me very well, this position will fill my soul. I’ve always had a passion for helping others. Since this is an overnight position, I will have a significant amount of downtime, so I will be enrolling in college again for Spring Semester. I am encouraged it bring homework or whatever to keep myself busy overnight (it’s an awake position). This is perfect, as it will allow me to take a full course load and obtain my Undergrad degree in Psychology within 2-3 semester.
I’ve completely upended my life and I couldn’t be more at peace with the decision to do so. I had to set my own fears aside so that I could make these choices, and start Living Daily for myself.
We aren’t meant to just get through life. We are meant to live it. We’ve only got this one (that we know of anyways). If you’re feeling stuck and/or unhappy with your life or just in one area of your life, then explore that. Why do you feel stuck/unhappy? What is keeping you stuck/unhappy? What steps can you take to get unstuck and be happy? What feelings come up when you think about what it would mean to take the steps to change? These are some of the questions that need to be explored to start moving towards Living Daily.
I went through this process myself over the last several weeks. I hit my limit of tolerance and something needed to change. I could not continue living so miserably. I navigated my way through it with the support of my therapist. This certainly wasn’t something that took place overnight. It took me a long time to build up the courage to face my fears and insecurities, to take the leap, and to put my trust in The Universe, God, or whatever higher power is out there. As the time came closer to start making the big decisions, like quitting my job, I called on support from my family and friends.
Now here I am, putting my passion into action. I know I have a ways to go, to get where I’m going, but I am on my way. And the fear I have now is the good fear, the fear that pushes me forward, not the fear that holds me down; yes, there is a difference. I’m not stressed anymore, not like I was. It’s a good stress now. Yes, there is such a thing. I’ve got a feeling of fulfillment that now lives inside of me, and it feels amazing! I have this very unfamiliar feeling, I think it’s called happiness.
So, that’s what’s been going on with the new account, the page, the other social media sites, the blog, etc. I hope that answers any questions you might have. If not, feel free to ask.
All of my social media sites are public. I would greatly appreciate if you would share some of my blog posts on your timeline, suggest my FB page to your FB friends, retweet my tweets, and so on and so forth. It helps to get my name out there.
If you, or anyone you know, is feeling stuck/unhappy with life or any aspect of life, and are/is struggling to process through it alone (it is very overwhelming to wrap the mind around) or lack a support system, let me know. I can be reached any number of ways:
Living Daily Blog/Site: https://lovingkindness.me/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/withlovingkindness/
For my email address or phone number, contact me through a private message on any one of the above sites.
I know this comes off as some sort of fluffy plug, but for those of you who KNOW me, you know my heart and that my intentions are genuine and come from a place of love. I’m not a fluffy foo foo kind of person. I’m grounded and authentic, I’ve been through hell and back again, and then for the hell of it, I made the round trip a second time. I’m not here to blow smoke up your ass, I really want to help guide you to a happy place in life. I truly want all of you to be Living Daily, and not just going through the motions.
Thank you for your love and support. May all of you be Living Daily!