Skip to main content

(Update) The Standing Up Journey

I've been on this journey for close to two years now and I am still not used to this. But that's the reason I threw myself off this cliff in the first place, knowing it is a territory that I would need to learn how to navigate again. 

But when I started this journey, there were a few conditions I set for myself:

1. I wanted to feel belonged

2. I have to be working on things that made me feel fulfilled or satisfied

3. The people I would inevitably surround myself with have to share my vision and mision. Nothing is going to be perfect, that much I know, but at the very least, working with people who had the same style and personality as me is top priority. 

4. I don't want to deal with authoritarians every single day. 

5. I would have to learn how to socially adapt myself to groups of people again and if my gut instincts told me that it is not the right group of people, I would have to get out. 

6. The very nature, the very core of what we do on an everyday basis has to be a juggernaut towards the betterment of human beings.

They're right when they say everything takes time and every now and again, you will fall. And then you would have to learn how to pick yourself up again. 

Because I didn't do all of this to stay down (although I do stay down for quite a bit - lol). I came all this way to learn how to find a non-judgmental hand I can grab onto whenever I tumble ass over teakettle. 

I also realize that it was time I moved on. People have some things to say about my relationship with my now-adult children. I don't want to be a burden that they will carry with them as they try to navigate their a world on their own and finding their calling. 

I am not a part of their calling. I should not be. I want to be the refuge they come back to whenever they face something in life (good or bad), not the constant shelter that they seek out when they are in torpor. 

During the journey, I've met impossible people. Seriously! Like wow!

I wish them well, with all my heart, because everyone's got a story and I don't know theirs. 

So, yeah....I figured I needed to update this blog today because it warrants so. 

The key message I would like to convey to anyone reading this, IF ANYONE is reading it at all is that once you've set your mind on going on the journey, mind not the obstacles and people who do not share your vision. 

Everyone's doing it for themselves, not you. And we don't all share the same perception. And even if they do, they come from a different space. The best we can do is to try to understand them and let them go. 

Things can get scary but don't give up. Keep standing up. 

Happy Sunday, people of the world. Make it worthwhile. 

XOXO,


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Space Sweepers (Netflix): Movie Review (2021)

Space Sweeper the Korean Sci-Fi Blockbuster hits Netflix 2021 Image Source: KoreaTimes Let me come clean. The first thing I thought when I saw Song Joong Ki leading the lineup for this movie was ' Is this OK?'  ' Hhhmmm.....what about, you know...his personal life', and as a fan of his previous personal work, I had the same doubt I had when he was casted in 'Descendants of the Sun'.  Sorry, Joong Ki. 😳 But the concept of a sci-fi movie in the Korean film platter was enticing. The trailer didn't look half bad either. When it comes to space movies, Hollywood has always been the Big Guy. We expect Hollywood to deliver the big guns and explosions while Kdrama land is all mush, love, arm grabs, ice-cold kiss scenes, love triangles, and of late, time traveling.  So, sci-fi? Interesting. Honestly, I went in with an empty mind which is not necessarily an open one. Ditched the reviews, writeups, Youtube reactions and everything else and hit the 'watch' butto

Maid Side-Kick

I was kind of a little sad when I read the news about this - there will be no live-in Indonesian maids in Malaysia anymore . There are pros and cons to having a live-in maid, as with everything else, but for us, we enjoyed more pros than cons. Back then, when my kids were little, we brought in a family of maids to help with...well, just about everything, and we were like two families merged into one. They ate what we ate, we sleep, they sleep, we shop, they shop, they joke, we laugh, we joke, they laugh...for me, the maid I hired was more like a sister and side-kick to me. For that few years, I was dependent on her to mind-read my schedule and when I need or don't need help. She picked things up quickly and we ended up having lots of moments whereby we were in sync. Today, two of them are on my Facebook and we were gleefully chatting over Facebook Messenger since they've just discovered the wonders of the Internet and Social Media. Since we were more like partners in crim

Stargazer - Stretch Those Sides

I have been doing this pose, part of Cosmic Dance (a type of yoga, I am assuming), called Stargazer pose without knowing it is called Stargazer's pose a lot in the past. You see, sometimes, I don't follow the rules and come up with my own stretches and poses. It is fun. I have on some music, nice, soothing music or just anything I can click on. Then I go with the flow, letting my hair down. Just moving to the music...and that is when I come up with the above Stargazer's pose. This pose really stretches your sides. Keep your eyes on the outstretched hand if you are keeping it pointed to the top, as if you are waving or connecting to a higher energy from the Universe. Your arms will ache a little but hey, toned arms, here you come! :-) For those who want a bigger stretch, it is safe to slowly and gently move the lifted hand towards your back...don't overdo it, listen to your body's complaints and respect it. You don't have to prove anything to anyone, reme