I LOVE that I woke up today with 12 more days of break! yay! What a luxury to lie in bed until I feel like getting up. And today I look forward to brunch!
I am grateful to learn how many International School (IS) options are available to me, in so many locales around the globe! This gives me hope! I have already had numerous schools contact me requesting an immediate interview... and this is just by glancing my online resume through one of the IS agencies I have employed, which links to my professional online portfolio! Most of my references are completed, although I await two more current letters of recommendation, and I have an introductory video complete, although I intend to create 1-2 more of those to expound on the first! I'm excited and grateful... or should I say I am grateful that I feel excited about my future prospects! Looking toward the future helps me survive the currently painful and stressful present and brings me back my forgotten sense of I AMness:
I am Gina... I am the Goddess...
I can do ANYTHING!
Soooooo grateful for friends! These two awesome chiclets and I have known each other since 2010, when we worked together at Whole Foods, right after I returned from Panama. I love them, and sometimes we don't see each other but once each year, but when we do, it's all laughter and love! And lots of giggling! At least from me! Thank you J and J for being such good friends! I love you and value your friendship!
I am so grateful for my friends!
AGENCY (n): the state of being in action or of exerting power; a means of exerting power or influence. From Latin agere: to do, act, manage.
There has been a shift in me the past week: I have been more assertive, less anxious, and less stressed out. I have slept better, and been happier at school. There are many contributing factors to this shift, but a prime factor is agency. I have finally had the agency to take some action, and thus, have been in action. Sleeping through the night to awaken feeling rested and energetic is a major change, along with my physical body not being in a constant state of alarm... both of these contribute to a general sense of better-being. I had the flu, but recovered quickly--unlike the last winter's pattern of repeated illness and being down for a week. With my nervous system re-approaching a level of regulation, rather than dysregulation, I have been better able to manage the latest work drama (not like that ever seems to end anymore, sadly). I feel less reactive and freaked out, in simple terms. My personal sense of agency is returning, enabling me to regain power in my own life, and thus, get life back on the track that leads forward toward fulfillment.
I am grateful for the return of my sense of motive-power, which brings with it hope, confidence, resilience, ability, and agency!
My transmission is going out, which is a HUGE bummer, inconvenience, and financial burden. BUT, I'm GRATEFUL that the truck is still running, AND I prequalified at my credit union for an auto loan! yay! I was (am) hoping the truck would hold out through the school year---or at least a few more months, through winter! Then I might pass on the car and stick to car services and bike. We'll see. I'm also grateful that learning about the tranny didn't devastate me, as it might have a few months back, when my mood was lower. I'm ALSO grateful that I met with a great Doc and she is going to run some tests and get my body healthy again! I'm also doing some weekly personal development that is really helping with the mood issue and anxiety and stress surrounding work. So... I feel better (even with the flu, ha ha) and I can get alternate transport when and if the truck poops out! yay!
...is practicing gratitude every day for 365 days. Began on April 22, 2016, let's see how life changes over the course of this next year!