So here I am back to blogging…again. Hoping that I can stick to it regularly this time. I think I wanted to say too much, and got intimidated the last times I started things off. It’s not to say that I don’t have a lot to say this time around, but I think for the first time, my thoughts are more organized and I have ideas on different blog entries. So here goes!
You can check out my about me page for more on what I want this blog to be about, but for today, I wanted to give you more details about me. I love to learn, I am constantly listening to podcasts, and watching documentaries, and trying to read more. (One of my many goals is to watch less TV, so i’m being picky on what new shows I watch, and secretly happy when TV shows get cancelled lol).
I can say without a doubt that my life totally changed when I learned about the law of attraction. Now I know that this might make me lose some of you, but before you go, don’t think i’m a weird new-agey girl lol. I’m really not. I just think that there are a lot of principles involved in it that make sense. Basically, thinking positively and practicing gratitude. I don’t think i’m going to magically make a million dollars appear or that the love of my life will materialize just like that, that it’s the ‘secret’ to everything. I just think that if you think positively, and are grateful for what you have, things get better. Just my looking on the bright side. If you’re having a bad day, knowing that you are still lucky to have a roof over your head, clean drinking water, and i’m sure a lot more than that, it changes your perspective, and it reminds you not to take anything for granted.
Because of that, I guess about 6 years ago, I am always looking for the silver lining in everything, the reason for things. I don’t believe there are any coincidences, and that everything happens for a reason. Good or bad. For example, a little under 6 years ago, I got downsized from a job. I had never had something like that happen to me, and I was scared. I had only worked there about 3 months, so it was a last one in, first one out scenario. Luckily for me, I knew that my old boss had a hard time finding someone to replace me, so he took me back, I wasn’t unemployed for more than a weekend, and he knew that I was looking for another job still, but I could help him train the new person and give him time to find the right candidate, and for me to find the right job. Which I did, about 3 months later, and i’m still there, it’ll be 6 years in March. See, the thing is, at the job I had found, I wouldn’t be able to speak english and french, and there were no benefits. So I was worried about losing my french, and of course not having benefits wasn’t good. So this was just leading me to the job that was right for me (which happened to be a LOT closer to where I live).
And I never looked back. I grew in my job from entry level to a supervisory role, and I know I earned it, but a lot of the time, I feel extremely lucky too, because there were times it felt that I was in a dead end, but then with so much restructuring, and because I am really good at my job, things changed in my favor. Recently, I have had a lot of struggles at work with so much organizational change, and I have had doubts about what I want to do long-term. I still love the people I work with, and what I do, but it’s not my true passion.
Because of some difficult times I went through last year (more on that another time) and because I have always struggled with anxiety, and off and on depression, I am realizing more and more that what I am most passionate about is helping other people who struggle, and also removing any stigma around it. Being able to freely talk about mental illness can save lives, and I would love to be able to contribute to that in some small way. Seeing all these young(er) people dealing with bullying and some being driven to commit suicide really breaks my heart as someone who was bullied when I was in school, and I really hope that I can help in some small way with this blog and all that I have planned with it.
Okay, well that is all for now, just so you know what you’re in for 🙂 I am hoping to do 1-2 blogs a week. So stay tuned!