Self Care Sunday – Trusting the Process

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The hardest part of change is trusting that you will be ok once everything settles down. It’s hard to have faith that you are making the right choices and doing the right thing when everything is in chaos or feels stressful and icky. But those fearful moments are when it’s essential to TRUST THE PROCESS… Change, big change, requires for things to shift. That shift can feel like an earthquake or just a small tremor. However the shift feels, I am sorry to tell you, discomfort is an essential component of change. Trust the process…

The funny thing is that last paragraph shot out of my fingers in like 30 seconds. It was almost like someone needed to hear that message and spirit was moving through me to deliver it…I know that sounds weird but other folks into spiritual stuff will know what I mean. Whoever needed to hear that message, you will be fine, just fine. Enjoy the ride… You manifested this change for a reason. Trust the Universe is bringing you into alignment with your highest good.

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The latest development in my career occurred this week when I was asked to give a presentation to executive leadership on why I declined a job offer ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜‚Nothing like being on the hot seat ๐Ÿ˜‚While it was a bit awkward, I was actually very relaxed because I was finally able to speak my truth. The truth has been pushing against my Throat Chakra for months now just waiting to come out๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜‚ I had to use all of my spiritual know how to control my mouth. Yep, I am an Aries with Aries Rising. I am a FIRE Sign ๐Ÿ”ฅ Not always easy to control the flame but I have made a strong effort in recent years to learn to hold my words and use them strategically.

I was very relaxed through the whole briefing because I knew I had documentation to back up my assessment and I also had the support of my organizational leaders. I carefully stepped through my experience. I expressed my gratitude for opportunity before pivoting to explaining that I turned down the job because I no longer enjoyed the work. The challenges and frustrations associated far exceeded any potential for fulfillment in the doing the work. By the end of the meeting they understood it wasnโ€™t an easy choice for me to make but it was the right choice for me considering the situation.

As I spoke, my Director stepped in at times to shape a narrative that turned a negative situation into an opportunity to strategically reposition the organization ๐Ÿ‘ She moved her agenda forward by using my situation to illustrate that she needs more funding for STEM related programs! ๐Ÿ˜‚ Seriously, Iโ€™ve always respected her but watching her in action was amazing๐Ÿ™Œ I walked out of the meeting not only feeling supported but I also felt like a weight was finally off my shoulders. As I walked down the hall with my former boss, he looked over and said, โ€œNow, you know itโ€™s not over yet and you will be hearing from us again, right?โ€ ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ I was quick to let him know I am open to all conversations about opportunities to do fulfilling work I enjoy. We will see how this plays out… Itโ€™s been a fun ride!

Life is a ride

Well, I need to make a confession… After throwing away twelve pairs of shoes, I went on a shoe buying binge. Some would call it a shopping โ€œbenderโ€๐Ÿ‘ It led to also buying bras, pants, jackets, sweaters, etc…. Yep, a bender โ˜บ๏ธI think itโ€™s over now. The below image depicts the logic I used to justify my shopping bender ๐Ÿ˜‚

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In case this helps anyone with similar back/hip pain…I recently learned that my hip pain isnโ€™t true hip pain, itโ€™s actually Piriformis Muscle Syndrome and also a tight IT band. In other words, I have a tight butt — but not in a good way๐Ÿ˜‚ The pain can go from my hip down my whole leg. What makes it better?

  • Walking in good shoes that arenโ€™t worn out!
  • Getting Chiropractic Adjustment every two weeks
  • Piriformis stretches twice a day; holding it for 30 seconds each time.
  • If you have low back pain or stiffness, try these stretches to release it. If you are new to stretching, do not push it too far. You want to feel a stretch but not over stretch it and injury yourself. Start slow and small; work yourself up to deeper longer stretches. I do the seated stretch at least four times a day for 30 second holds especially after long walks, sitting or driving long distances. I am starting to work with personal trainer to build strength though my whole body. Strengthening and stretching are really the only ways to stabilize Piriformis muscle group.

    Piriformis Syndrome

    Piriformis

    Piriformis Stretches

    Piriformis Stretches

    One last note, Game of Thrones Season 8 starts tomorrow night. I am so excited. I rewatched all of Season 7 and the last episode of Season 6. I am ready. It’s such a great show. I don’t usually go for fantasy type of shows but this about POWER. It’s about who has power, who wants power and what they will do to get or keep power. I love it. I secretly play Daenerys Targaryen, Dragon Queen(Mother of Dragons) while I am at home watching ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ She is also the sexiest Queen on the show ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Game of Thrones

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