Gratitude + Hurricane Irma

I had a convo about gratitude with a friend a few nights ago & it’s still on my mind, especially at a time when so many people are losing so much due to natural disasters. I have so much to be grateful for: the fact that I woke up this morning, my sanity + happiness, my beautiful home, good health, the ability to travel, my education + the knowledge I’ve gained along my journey, the freedom to adopt a unique spiritual practice (including yoga + meditation), amazing memories I’ve collected, & above all, the loving people in my life that make it even more of an enjoyable experience, especially my supportive parents (even though they drive me nuts sometimes lol). 

What are you grateful for?

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Update: 13.09.2017

Hurricane Irma has passed over us & we’re all safe and sound. I’m thanking Pachamama from the bottom of my heart that everything turned out alright for us, and simultaneously praying for those who are beginning the restoration & clean up process. My thoughts are with you all. Many thanks to everyone who’s hit me up to send good vibes & check up on the fam, I appreciate y’all more than you know. 💙

This downtime without electricity has given me some time to reflect on what my new goals are after this life changing summer. I officially started my hunt for the perfect career a few weeks ago, but the interviewing process is completely different for me now. I’m pointing out the things I could do for someone else’s company & stockholders when all I really wanna do is benefit mankind & our planet in a real way.

I know what I don’t want in a career, but now it’s taking me a bit longer to formulate what exactly it is that I want out of life in general.  After working for a company that didn’t value me or my abilities (you can read more about that here), I’m certain that I want a position where I would be helping other people.

I want to change the world. 

Not in a pompous or egotistical way … but in a positive, enlightening, spreading peace, love + light kinda way. Nothing made me happier than seeing aha moments when my students grasped a new concept or learned a new word that they were excited to use, so I’m starting to think that teaching is the way to go for me. I recently applied for my dream job as a community liaison position with the public school system in my area, but sadly, it was filled by someone who was already working at the front desk in that office. 

We’ll see what God has in store for me, but I have no doubt that I’m gonna kick ass + put 100% of my efforts into whatever that may be. All I know is that I’m eternally grateful for the opportunities that I’ve had thus far. 🙏🏽

Namaste,
Mel

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