Last Wednesday, I had my “Surprise” Going Away party. It was great seeing familiar faces, eating delicious BJ’s cake and well being reminded why I am leaving this job as I was pulled out from my party of “work emergency”. YUP, thank you universe for making it VERY CLEAR this is not the right path for me.
Summer Plans – Desire to Travel 🙂
On Wednesday, I am heading to Portland, OR.* I am heading west to lead a great panel at Fitbloggin. We will be chatting on all things monetization through blogging. We are going to share the in’s and out’s of making money over the internet. While I am in Portland, I am planning to go ahead and explore the city, try a few fitness classes: Pyrolates, Barre3, and Bounce Camp (Jump Sport Trampolines). I am looking forward to enjoy some delicious food and beer. Most importantly connect with new like-minded individuals.
Right after Portland, I have a brief layover to re-pack, sleep, catch up with errands before heading to San Juan, PR. I am going to spend a couple of weeks with Mom, the kiddies (my cat and the dogs), even upgrade my phone. I will be using the time to work on website content (yay more consistent blog posts) and a few other fun projects.
Staying in the Moment
Over the past few months, I have been in the habit of keeping a thought journal. It’s been a great tool to see what are my go-to sabotage behaviors which includes: avoidance, denial, getting overwhelm by long to do lists, and the fear of not enough. As I embark in this new phase in my life, I realized the key for me to remain sane and in a state of contentment is to be present to the moment.
Yup, I am practicing mindfulness in such a basic level that feels do-able. I have accepted that I have a running thought problem and yet I have a choice whether to engage with the problem or focus with the solution. In my case, the solution is simple get back to the present moment, check in where my feet are grounded. Keep my to do lists full of simple and do-able actions.
I’m this close to finish and publish a new About Me page (with new stories, pictures and even a video!). I am working on an awesome surprise/gift for you to help you jumpstart your biz fame. Each project is challenging an old sabotage pattern, yet because I am so focus on staying in the moment I am actually getting things done. I am no longer caught up in the cycle of ruminating and trying to figure out the why things are the way they are. I am actually doing the things that matters to me.
****BTW thieves out there I live with roommates hence there will be someone in my house no matter what and yes we lock our doors (I saw the Bling Ring this wknd).
A couple of things for you, please leave a comment if you are interested in a Travel Post- from a “Local” for San Juan, PR. If so, what topics do you want me to cover? Restaurants, beach, touristy spots?