Do you remember your first day of school? I don’t really. I just have a recollection that I was in a dress with a tin lunchbox and it was Mickey Mouse. I think I picked it out because I watched The Mickey Mouse Club, but I could be wrong and it was all they had. It’s doubtful I had a plan that first day other than go to school, learn/play, and apparently throw a tantrum over being forced to nap <<< that has since changed. I will throw a tantrum over not having enough sleep.
I went through school not really having a plan as I wasn’t aware I needed one until I got to high school and was told to pick out what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. THE REST of my LIFE? I was 15 years old. I wanted to throw on my mix tapes, and listen to some singles of Heavy D and the Boyz, sing along to my Sir Mix-a-lot Swass tape and eat Taco Bell and drive my doo-doo brown car. I really didn’t have a plan. I went to soccer practice and got out my frustrations about teenage bitchy girls and how they could be so gossipy and wrong about things, and where did I fit in with this crazy universe.
So when I got to college and finally thought I had things figured out because, by the way, I was one of those kids who didn’t like homework and tests and refused to actually take the SAT, yup, shocking, I went to a 2 year community college where it actually clicked that I needed to work my butt off…and so I graduated Summa Cum Laude…but only because I wanted to. No one could make me. <<< and that’s the thing. You have to decide for yourself what you are going to do and what is worth working for.
So if you don’t know my story by now, just as I was getting my stuff together to be a teacher, I worked really hard at the 4 year college I transferred to, I started to feel awful. Like physically beat down. I would sleep more during the day…and have to take later classes. My skin started acting funny, and the rest is history which you can read here, then continue here. << Note, if you want to keep reading those, hit the next button at the bottom of the post. So by 2010, I had been diagnosed with around 7 invisible diseases. But the thing is this, was that the plan all along? I actually believe it was so if you didn’t see me speak on this during my Live chat, here it is. <<<
I have been through more than most and less than others. I have changed my “plans” to suit those pitfalls and I have tried to hang on for dear life when things get too crazy. I honestly have to believe this was meant for my highest good.
So my friends, if your life sentence really is “it didn’t go as planned” I want you to think long and hard about whether it really did…because if you ask me, it did. It was up to me how I navigated those changes to my path, and it is truly up to you how you navigate yours. Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. ~Ferris Bueller
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