Do what you love.
I remember so many people telling me just that, "Do what you love". But that can be very difficult to grasp when you don't love yourself .... let alone know what you love. Depression is so real and not talked about enough. It can be a struggle when you feel alone, especially when you are constantly surrounded by people. For me, I had to learn to first love myself to find any concept of doing what I love. I know that I greatly enjoy helping others; so I basically started by taking care of myself as if I were someone else. Why is it that we can care for others so well, but not ourselves? This was a long journey for me and still something I work on.. loving myself.
After I started feeling better about myself I really started thinking about what I wanted to do. When I was a child I always wanted to be a teacher. I enjoyed learning and teaching others what I knew. When I went to college I wanted to be a Kindergarten teacher. I enjoyed working with younger children so i felt starting at Kinder was where I should be. However, I changed my major and got into Social work. I saw many children in the classrooms, struggling with various things and many schools did not have support for them. Overall it was sad for me to witness and that is what ultimately caused me to change my major. As I started focusing on myself I became dedicated to Yoga and obtained my 200 Yoga Teacher Training certification in May 2021 and a few others. I enjoy yoga very much but I am not sure I could teach. I still feel like I am learning and don't feel as confident. For me, I enjoy meditation and Yoga Nidra. Maybe once I am fully in a better place for myself I would feel comfortable teaching.
I enjoyed finding a routine that worked best for me and I was able to see how it benefited my life. I want to help others because it really seems so basic. Simple things can have a huge impact on your life. I guess I would just want others to know that they can really change their lives if they are willing to put in the work. I know it can be so hard and I don't always stick to my routine. Sticking with it is what matters most.
I do greatly enjoy working with children. Once I started teaching my children various aspects of Yoga i saw how it positively impacted their lives. It is difficult to get them to stick with it, but as I've said and truly feel....routine is everything. Once you start doing things regularly it becomes a habit. I enjoy working with children in their early stages of development as they are so curious. It's so very interesting how children view things and become excited to learn more.
I love helping people and teaching them what I've learned. I will keep doing that until something sticks I suppose. A huge concept think about is the lack of availability for affordable and reliable childcare. I wish so badly that would have been available to me as a single mother. It would have made my life so much easier. I feel that I could definitely do that for people, provide affordable childcare. I did dream of opening my own daycare at one point. I guess you never know what you're capable of unless you go for it.
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