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My conscious life blueprint… work & career

It is often said that if you find a job you love, you’ll never have to work a day in your life. So far, I’ve spent all of my working life working so I guess the search continues.

Following the theme from recent weeks, I am completing the blueprint section for work and career. The first question has my attention.

“What do I want to do with the rest of my life?”

Cue a large dose of blue sky thinking. I think the best way to answer this is to not place restrictions in the mind. Answer it as if I have no responsibilities except to my inner child. What does she fancy doing?

Easy! Hand in my notice at work, write an amazing, life-changing book, live of the sales of said book and its sequels, and run wellness courses to coach perimenopausal/menopausal women in how to reclaim the fun in this part of our lives. This looks more like a mission statement than an answer.

“Am I willing to take measured risks to pursue my dreams?”

Yes I am. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. That said, I still have bills to pay and a pension to pay for so I need a steady income.

“What new skills would I like to develop?”

I have a big wish list. In no particular order, here it is –

  • Crystal therapy
  • Aromatherapy
  • Angel Oracle Card Reading
  • Kitchen-garden witchcraft

Now to find the time to combine my entire wish list with my paid job so I can give my inner child the time of her life!

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Friends and family

…friends being the family you choose for yourself.

So here I am, still working my way through my Daily Greatness journal, the section on family and friends. This sections asks some quite deep questions, similar to those I answered when I first sought help from my lovely psychologist. Most of my early consultations homed in on my early years with my parents and siblings, up to my own little family unit. The journal is no less probing.

One question, ‘do I have a relationship that needs mending?’ I started to answer ‘yes’ to. I was thinking of my mother at the time. In her mind, everything is awesome. She is an awesome mother. Nobody could say differently.

Except me and my siblings. We know the truth. So I changed my answer to this question. I can’t mend this one. It has cost me dearly over the years I’ve tried. Instead I am trying to accept that she is how she is, and change my expectations accordingly. It doesn’t do me any good to feel frustration, anger etc. She cannot change into the mother I need, so I will ‘mother’ myself by surrounding myself with great friends who accept me just as I am, and loving the little family unit I have, as best I can.

I hope this wasn’t too depressing for a Friday. It just goes to show, that no matter how ‘awesome’ things can appear, everyone is dealing with a life challenge of some sort.

Next week, the topics will be work & career, and money & finances. I’ll need to get my head in gear over the weekend.

Have a great weekend everyone.