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Earlier this week I had a moment where I was completely at ease, and immediately associated the feeling with the absence of STRESS . . . it was pure bliss! Don't get me wrong, there is plenty of stress that comes with being unemployed and trying to start my own business - but the difference is that it is my stress, not stress associated with making money and turning in billable hours for someone else. Which then begs the question, "Why did I do it for so long?"
The simple answer is FEAR. And lots of it. If I had to choose one thing that kept me shackled to a job that wasn't bringing me joy - it was this: How in the world would I pay for my own medical benefits? <--- It's no joke! That particular fear kept me planted solidly in my last two jobs. As it turns out, I paid my first monthly premium for medical benefits this week, and I lived to tell about it! Yes it's expensive and no the benefits aren't great . . . but writing the check makes me positively giddy - because I know I've conquered something that kept me paralyzed for so long.
This weeks questions (2!) are: How does fear keep me from what I really want? And . . . What is one thing I can do this week that will bring me closer to my dreams?*
Take some time to meditate on these questions - in a quiet place with your favorite journal and pen, or while you knit or spend time in your garden . . . wherever is best to nurture yourself for 15-30 minutes.
Have a lovely day, and I'll see you back here next week for another Sunday Meditation.
* Just a gentle reminder that when thinking about one thing you can to do get closer to your dreams, it can be SMALL. Once you take even a baby step toward your goal, the Universe will notice and help propel you on your way!
Meet me here on Saturdays for some weekly vibes - honoring the week that has past, and clearing the way for what's new. Gather your journal and favorite pen, along with a hot cup of coffee/tea/chai - and settle in for 30 minutes dedicated to YOU.
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