(From Life With Intention Online course, Feb. 2015)
Amazing people here, looking forward to learning more about all of you.
I am struggling with getting into the course, even posting my intro is proving to be a challenge. I have some post-partum depression and anxiety issues that I am just starting to own. Me stating that just put some people off, I’m sure. I am not really digging the announcing of it, either, but I also have start to “speak” it so that I don’t berate myself for what I’m NOT doing. The ego is really at work there.
So in the interest of accomplishing it, the intro will be short. (Hey, I just re-read it, once I got rolling I did ok. )
Basics: 36 y/o, work in education, live in St. Paul, MN with hubs, son (9 m) and pup Gus. I signed up for this course before the PPD started to really get its claws in me and at that time – and still – I am really looking for tools to help me enjoy the present moment more as I have traditionally been an Olympic level futuretripper. I always thought this was a virtue but it’s never made me any happier.
I also want to be more clear on my values so that I can live them wherever I am, particularly in my professional life. For a long time I was pursuing this self-employment goal, but had a realization that this was just the next shiny penny on the list, or what I have long called “shoulds.” I have a well-compensated job, but many days I struggle to see the greater meaning or connection to my values. It’s also a relatively new job, I’ve been there just this school year – so when I’m mired in trying to understand the organizational culture (spoken and unspoken) and hang in there implementing a new and controversial program – well, it’s easy to lose sight of those values.
So that’s why I’m here.