Friday, October 23, 2009

Time for Reflection

It's been a very long work week. Usually is this time of year. It's exhausting, but encouraging because I know that if I work hard enough now, I just might be able to get back to Flagstaff next summer. I know, I know, I keep talking about where I'm going instead of where I am. I think that it's because I'm doing some deep sea diving so to speak, some soul searching and introspection.

I really enjoy reading introspective books. I'm reading one now by Martha Beck, Finding Your Own Northstar, claiming the life you were meant to live . It's meant to be a compass or a tool to find out what makes your soul sing, what you are meant to be doing. Not just work, but life. I finally had an aha moment when I read the part about remembering your happiest memory, what you were doing, how you felt. It's not something I will share just yet, but it did put a smile on my face (no, not that kind!).

It's good to feel a smile that comes from the inside out. It's been awhile since that has happened, and I promise myself I won't let myself go without this feeling that long again. I know what I must do to get what I need, now to take those steps. Wish me luck!