Over the last 12 months, I have been actively seeking, how should I put this….depth; I’ve been looking for ways to dive deep. Most of my depth-finding has come from the podcasts and the books I’ve been reading, and from occasional rabbit-hole diving on Youtube. But in the last couple of days, I’ve been super #blessed (the hashtag is only ironic in that it’s so overused) with some great in-person conversations.
On the weekend I met some really interesting and intelligent fellow writers at the event I wrote about earlier in the week. I was so lucking to have amazing conversations about writing, naturally, but also diverse topics such as travel, Scottish history, human-trafficking and what really goes on in strip-clubs, the alt-right, Drs Sam Harris and Jordan Peterson, the retail sector in my home-town and why the cafe referred to sweet-potato fries as kumara fries when we don’t use that name in Australia… It was fun and refreshing to talk about a diverse range of topics.
Then I had a great phone convo with a good mate who is having a bit of a shake-up this year too. Good to know I’m not alone!
A few days later, I went to another thing (and didn’t die.) I am getting so much better at this! The awkward thing about being an extrovert with mild social anxiety is that I actually really enjoy spending time with people, but I still worry people won’t like me, that I’ll come on too strong or talk too much. All fears based on real life…
Anyway, after a brilliant discussion on the education system and it’s failings, we had another brilliant discussion on ways we could contribute to making it better. I met some passionate and intelligent women. I hope we can do the things we want to do!
Then I hit the trifecta ( did I use that term correctly? I’m no good at gambling references…) and had a lovely chat over dinner with one of the smartest and most passionate advocates for women and children I know. We talked about the huge personal shifts we’ve made in recent weeks. Once again, great to know other people are working on their stuff.
I thought my week couldn’t get any better, but meeting with another friend today, we talked about all kinds of things, particularly the Law of Attraction and how we can use it in our careers. My best takeaway (gulp, yep I used that term…) was about raising my vibration to align with the feedback and reviews I am seeking. I’m looking for the positive reviews, the 5-star variety now, instead of bracing myself for the 1-stars and the mean. I am still trying to get my head around LoA and all the ways it can be applied, but we both agreed that being happy and enjoying our work is a definite step in the right direction.
As Joseph Campbell says, Follow your Bliss!
What else am I thinking about?
I found out this week from a new friend about a women’s organisation called the Red Tent. I need to look into it a little more…
What am I reading?
Hubby and I are both reading the Bob Burg books, the Go-Giver series. Check them out, they are very simple, easy reads.