The year of Change

new beginningsI recently talked to a close friend of mine who has 50+ years of experience in research and teaching, who told me that ages 52 and 56 tend to be major years of change in a persons life. People sometimes refer to the MAJOR changes as a midlife crisis.

Well I’m 56 this year, and I am in the major shift of change. Not long ago I quit a job that I’d mastered all the things I did and more, but the owner lied to everyone, treated some people like they were not worthy of his time or effort, talk about everyone behind their backs, and I finally stood up and said “I’m not doing this anymore!” Period. End of story.

Now – I’m figuring out what I want the next chapter to be. One thing for sure, is I want to be happy whatever I’m doing. No more settling for just a good paycheck. Do you know how many times I’ve done that?! Ugh! And no more being inside a box that people make for me! I am going to live my life – according to me, no one else.

I’m single, kids are grown, and I want this next chapter to be the best one yet! Don’t get me wrong, I’ve accomplished some great things in my career that I’m very proud of! I worked hard to establish a successful career. Now, it’s more about being happy, giving back to others, traveling, and enjoying the beautiful outdoors while earning a happy living. I know things may look like I’m in crisis mode, but I’m not. I’m figuring out what makes me happy.

Life’s to short not to try a new chapter… one that is for me – with no one else dictating what they think I should and should not do. I am happy now that I’m free! Free to do what makes me soar!!!

Deanna (smiling)

 

What Makes You Happy?

Clipart Face with glassesHappy Friday! Isn’t it funny how everyone all over the globe are usually happy on Friday’s? I know some people who work weekends, so their Friday is on a different day, but most people work M-F; and therefore are thrilled when Friday finally arrives.

Even now as I write this, I’m happy it’s Friday and I’m not working. There’s something about having the “freedom” of the two days off to do whatever the heck we want without expectations, or commitments that we don’t choose to do. We have control of what we want to do!

If it weren’t raining – I’d be outside enjoying the springtime; walking, hiking, feeling the sun hit my skin and taking a deep sigh, feeling all is good in the world. During those time in nature, I feel joy and peace at the same time.

So what makes you Happy? Art? Nature? Photography? Music? Whatever it is, DO IT! I say DO IT now! Do what makes you feel joy and happiness as often as you can. Doing what makes you happy is a piece of heaven on earth!

Love,

Deanna xoxo

Trust Your Soul to Guide You…

Beautiful-AngelTrust your soul to always guide you on the right path.

I can remember years ago when I made the conscious connection between my soul/intuition telling me a truth, I listened and realized that it was true! To some it may sound like nonsense, but to me is an absolute~~ That moment was so enlightening that I will always remember it.

This past week I have wrestled with something in my life. To be quite honest, I didn’t know that I was struggling with something internally except for the fact I couldn’t sleep. When I was asked why I wasn’t sleeping well, my only answer I gave was I didn’t know why.

I know we all dream. However I rarely remember mine.  I only remember my dreams when they are important or let’s just say it’s when my soul has a message. This week I had an amazing dream. I was in the presence of an angel. I don’t know where we were but that didn’t matter. What I do remember is  I was in awe of the beauty, the love, the serenity, and overwhelming connection knowing she was guiding me……just knowing she was here with me. I then woke up! Wow! I laid there in bed in silence visualizing the dream all over again. Except that I don’t think it was a dream now. I felt the presence deep in my soul. I believe this has great significance in my life.

Today I realized why I was struggling. I didn’t want to face “the why” of my struggles, but facing it is the only way to have peace. It’s funny – It is so easy for me to face issues in business and make wise and intelligent decisions, but when it comes to matters of the heart I want to think the best in people. We all want to see the good – before we see the bad. I believe that is true or natural for most people.

As I sat in silence, all alone…. I closed my eyes and listened to my spirit speak. I needed answers. I needed guidance. The answer came quickly and my eyes opened.

What I want to impress upon you is to let your soul guide you. When you feel at odds and not at peace – there is a reason why. Facing “the why” is hard, but taking action for resolution is the hardest part. For example – I know I need to lose the extra pounds I’m carrying, but taking the action to make it happen with working out and eating healthy is the hardest part.

Inner peace will come when I follow through with the solution. If you are struggling, find the why, face it, accept it, and take action for peace.

Love and Allowing my Soul to Guide Me,

Deanna