This has been weighing heavy, but in a good way. I've been so inspired lately from my yoga practice as of late. It's opened up a lot depths of realization which makes me hungry for even more soul-searchin'. This post isn't about yoga and I'm not saying that I've finally figured out my life nor that I'm perfect.
But with this particular topic of asking and receiving I've been open enough to explore and ask myself what I truly want; especially in my work and personal life. Balancing these two is extremely important to me. Once I find out what I really want then I can start crafting the type of questions I need to ask. In addition of who I want to surround myself or I also like to think of it as "Who I want in the gym with me." Because you know, we workin.
As a creative or any other area of field; whether you're an engineer, a writer, entrepreneur, teacher, realtor, artist or chicken catcher there will always be a gray area that you don't know the answer to. There will always be once piece of the puzzle that you need your network to help you with. I think of the super women and men in my community and ask myself, "How do they do it?" "How are they so dang good at what they do and make it look easy?"
Let's take Christine Brown for example. She's the lady of Fresno. I could disappear from the world for a bit but when I come back I am always shown love and encouragement from her. She is super goals. Period. I remember sliding into her DMs one time and telling her just that and she immediately responded with "You can have what you want too. Starts with the mindset, I promise."
I took that slice of information that she said and created space for it. Don't even ask me how long it was cooking for. Fast forward a few months later and here I am taking action for the things I want. The process was and still is an animal at times.
I'm talking about the process of going through what you don't want. Knowing you don't want it but still putting yourself through it. Dealing with the bullshit and then finally having enough and reaching that breakthrough moment.
So fast forward to now and I've finally figured out what I really want (or at least I think I do LOL.) It took a lot of listening to my natural desires. Understanding that I don't need to be the "next" anyone. I asked myself and I received those answers. Currently, I'm still blogging, working as a public relations coordinator, volunteering on a Board of Directors position, and picking up djaying. I think I'm kicking my "quarter life crisis" in the ass.
Personal growth is not a pretty process and won't ever be. I want to stress that there's always room to re-invent yourself, to make time for yourself and grow. There is no timeline for "figuring it out" either. For me, once I knew what my goals looked like, I did what I could to set myself up to succeed then asked help with what I needed. You build community this way too.
You also have to know that there will always be times that you don't get what you asked for, or when something hasn't worked out they way you imagined or expected them too. That is one hundred percent okay. I've learned the journey is meant for yes's and no's. Whatever is meant for you will always be yours.
So what I'm trying to say here is that I want people to stay inspired and stay working on their goals. I want to celebrate the baby steps that people sometimes overlook. I want people to speak on what they want and not be afraid to get to know their community and grow their network in a positive way. There's always going to be roadblocks but the end game is insanely beautiful.
This post isn't just about me asking and receiving, this post is about how I see others doing the same exact thing and killing it in Fresno. It's contagious to be around and I hope others see it the same way too.