These posts chronicle my thoughts, projects, and experiences through different parts of life.
Personal development, dance, community building, adventures, work, and more.
I aim to lead with Authenticity in everything I do.
It’s not an easy thing to cultivate and I want to document the process for myself – and those that it may help.
It’s time I “walk the walk” instead of only talking about how I want to live and the changes I want to make. If I haven’t made any tangible progress by the end of June, I’ll be going on a new detour.
The Shadow is the part of the self that sneakily holds you back. Mine? Is personified as Loki, the God of Mischief. Applying a (fun) identity to our Shadow can help to communicate with it in a more loving and constructive manner.
The 7 ways I want to approach life, moving forward.
If it’s growth, it’s growth. It doesn’t matter if it’s “seemingly simple” to someone else.
When you let go of something that isn’t a “10,” you create more space for 10’s to exist in your life.
What are the most important questions in your life? Most of the time we’re always seeking ANSWERS that we don’t look at the questions we’re curious about in the first place.
When you seek the possibilities, you invite the “state of gold” that is always there, but lays in wait. And that state of gold reaffirms that I’m both moving in the right direction … and also need to be more fierce in my concentration for life.
It wasn’t just a single moment. My breakthrough has been a week-long breakthrough, an experiential shift in my nervous system in learning “you got this. You got you.”
“And just before buying the plane ticket (“burning the boats”), I realized … the whole process of getting TO the event would be a whole grand, likely-transformative and evolving experience in itself. Take out the EOL event and I would still have an experience of growth. — And it was around that time that I started realizing: I need to go, no matter what happens.”
An experiential moment of growth in a battle between the Heart and Resistance. A little “that makes sense” experience to most, but quite substantial micro-experience for someone who has lived on the sidelines for most of their life (aka: me).
Being IMMERSED in dance and shortening the GAP between opportunities of learning, practicing, and dancing WCS has been instrumental for my growth as a dancer — and it’s only going to get better from here on out. In this post I explore the reason why I’m so excited about the Westie PLAYground.
I don’t feel like I’m living a “story worth telling yet.” I must have the courage to keep setting my intention and keep putting my vision out their into the world, to keep moving towards that “story,” so that one day I will actually have a story in my wake that’s worth telling. It starts with courage, the audacity to speak up, and the willingness to take that next step when it doesn’t feel “epic” and “worthy.”
“Direction and intention of the website and my core content: — Life as a dancer aspiring to master West Coast Swing, do great things, and be an asset to the world. To document the process of going from weakness to strength, fearful to courageous, and waiting-to-be-picked to choosing-myself. Showcasing one dancer’s journey to “live a story worth telling”, to collaborate with other ambitious souls, and to inspire others to pursue their ambitions.”
The black, dark cave of my soul does not care about you or anything that is not “us” – the mind, the body, the heart, the soul. It’s the part of my personality that wants me to be completely selfish, so that I can grow, and better contribute back to the world from a place of strength, not of fear and weakness.
Morning Pages, but online. Focusing on what I’ve been working on lately and what’s on my mind tonight.
I need to stay within the fringes of my day, otherwise if I push through them – I will likely be less effective and it will have negative impacts on my life until I take a step back and reset.
Folders and bookmarks become the inspiration for taking control of my addiction to distraction. It’s simple, but it’s been an effective solution.
An ‘early’ step towards creating Order From Chaos in my life. Seeking the dawn of EVERY day to set my life in order.
Quick update on the current focus of my life at the moment… And re-establishing and refining my plan as I begin to move forward.
Embrace the silence and darkness – sometimes the “music” that lifts you up can actually hold you down, depending on how you use it.
Can you REACH for your fear or courage? Put your courage – and facing your fears – within arms’ reach.
“To me, life is simply about experiencing what you want to experience.”
“You can have nothing you want if you do not reach for it.”
I’ve sought motivation and inspiration outside of myself for years. But true inspiration and motivation comes within: do you inspire yourself?