On Sunday I listened to an amazing message about recording our personal history. I have never been the type of girl that writes in a diary. I loved to read and explore other worlds through literature, but whenever I sat down to write in a journal I just thought of all of the other things that I would rather be doing. However this message that I listened to made so much sense in terms of leaving a piece of myself behind for my children and my children's children. As you can see by my profession I have always been fascinated by the human mind and why people do the things they do. I love learning about peoples history and seeing what happened in their lives that shaped who they are now. Whenever I have time with my mom I am always showering her with questions about people in our lives because I find it fascinating. I want my children to have piece of me that they can read and not figure out what I ate for breakfast or how many hours I worked in a day, but see how my mind works. I want them to know my quirks and what I loved and hated and what was important to me. I want them to know that I hate sloppy joes and love Postum. I want them to know that my soul guides the things that I do and witness what events have shaped my personality.
So I am rededicating my blog to being a place where I can share my thoughts, successes, failures, and the things that make me who I am. So here is a little bit of me, I love the beach. I am so excited to be moving back to California so I can be near the ocean. I find that people who do not grow up near the beach think I am crazy, but I love the ocean. It makes me feel complete, comforted, peaceful, and grounded. There is something about the ocean that makes me feel like I am exploding with energy while remaining completely grounded to the earth.
In therapy we do a fair amount of mindfulness. Mindfulness consists of a series of interventions that allows the individual to connect with themselves, accept who they are as a person, and keep themselves in the present. I have done some of these interventions myself and find that whenever I need to connect with myself I imagine the ocean. I think it is important for everyone to find and enjoy the things that bring them peace in order to become the best version of themselves. So there is a piece of me.