Where I’ve Been

July 21st 2017
Pardon my absence, I’ve been spending a lot of time in my own head lately…

It is really easy to get wrapped up in thought when there is a lot going on at once. As I’ve been mentioning in previous posts, I have been going through the typical post-graduation-slump most college students go through after being flung into the real world for the first time. I have chosen to combat the stress of new jobs and changing schedules and mixed emotions by living inside my own head. So where have I been?

All over the place, if I am being honest. But I don’t think that is a bad thing. I am doing a lot of work and planning in my own head. I have been getting really into the idea of making plans for my future and the whole “if you can dream it, you can do it” mentality. If I am not happy where I am right now, I am going to sit and think and think and think of ways I could change my reality to be something I desire more. Then, with those new plans, I put energy out into the universe and try to align myself with the things I need to get there. I am feeling really hopeful that manifestation is more than just a load of mumbo jumbo, and that we actually do get back at least some of what we put out.

I’m not the kind of person who likes to boast about big plans before I have the foundation laid, but I am the kind of person to get excited about the fact that my world has infinite possibilities that I haven’t tapped yet and that some could really work out great for me.

So the first lesson I’ve learned about living in my own head is that it is okay to be all over the place. I love to keep my options open. I have at least 3 wild and outrageous plans in my head and all of them are similar but different. If I work hard enough then all 3 could work out, but even just having one of these plans work my way would be absolutely amazing and unbelievable and could take me into a whole new world of possibilities to look into.

The second thing I’ve learned is that sometimes you need to find tons of way that don’t work before you find the ways that do work. I am using this playground in my head to teach myself to stop being afraid to fall on my ass a few times if it means I improve. If you don’t remember, you had to fall a few times before you learned to walk. Life is just learning to walk over and over and over again.

The third and final thing I’ve learned is that it is okay to change your mind…more than once. Have you asked me 4 years ago where I would want to be at this point in my life and what I would be doing, you would hear some similar stuff, but mostly an entirely different story. Spending time in my head has allowed me to really explore my interests and why they are my interests. I think diving into what makes something interesting to you is super important when realizing your future goals and potential strong points! But if I had been too afraid to change my mind, I may not be where I am today and I may not have given myself the opportunities to reach for what I would truly thrive at in the future.

So, with that in mind, I personally believe that a little trip to the brain playground is healthy and beneficial. Spending more time in my own head has helped me determine what really matters and what I hope to gain in the future, and what I no longer value.

I don’t see these little mental trips ending anytime soon~

Jess~

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