“What do you Mean it was MY CHOICE?”
This is a repeat of one of Jennifer’s very first articles from May, 2014.
I love, love, love this word called choice. It is bitter sweet, dipped in chocolate and hung on the clothes line to dry…on the hottest of days. When that chocolate melts and drips away you a left with your choice hanging there…like a dirty pair of underwear. Pretty gruesome image but it is REALITY folks!
So here is the thing, we have lived our life based on choices. My car broke down on me because I CHOSE not to get get it looked at when I first started hearing the clunking noises it was making. I bounced my check book because I CHOSE to buy that shirt even though I didn’t have the money this week. I work at this life sucking, miserable job because I CHOSE to not continue my education. The laundry pile looks like Mount Everest because I CHOSE to watch TV instead. Get the drift?!?!?! There is so much power in choice. For me, choice was prevalent in major dilemmas and crisis. I discred-ited the fact that the dilemmas where a direct result of those small everyday choices. “WHOA…This crisis is not my fault!” Newsflash girlfriend, It WAS!
After thought, I started to really think about those everyday, little choices.
Good one, bad one, ARGGGHHH! Yep, that was me. Swimming in a sea of choices without my water wings. Hyper aware of “possible outcomes” and fearing the unknown. I am not sure at which point I actually started enjoying this CHOICE POWER but let me be the first to testify…it is powerfully freeing, rewarding, lesson learning and plain ole FUN!
Take some time to ponder this…start noticing HOW and WHEN you make your choices. Examine those feelings and thoughts they stir. Question the WHY behind them. I would love to hear your feed back on what you discover….
About Jennifer Adams:
Heal, fuel, feed, repeat…
Here I am taking the journey from corporate life to purpose life. I have climbed the lad-der of life in parenting, work and self-development. What once was a woman who lived the “should” life, I became inspired to live the purposeful life. Always finding myself be-ing the one people called for help or answers, I decided to pursue a career in it. With a suitcase of wisdom and carry-on of wit, I am traveling to the land of passion. I rock at bringing out the inner awesome in others. It was always there in various stages and ca-pacities but I pushed it aside to do what I was “supposed” to do. The gates have opened and I am off…to chase the dream of breaking down the walls and limiting beliefs that keep others from truly showing up for this thing called life.
A little background about me
From single mom at 18 to Vice President of a Corporation at 38. I spent 20 years heal-ing, fueling, and feeding. I dropped out of high school 2 months before graduation, pregnant, and got my GED. I went to work full time at various jobs always working to make ends meet. I have what I like to call a “Custom College Degree.” I took more classes than what it took to get a degree, just not in the traditional curriculum deter-mined by the schools. I have accounting, business and information technology educa-tion that I needed to get the job done, do it well and move up. It worked! I am now mar-ried with two awesome kids and I have no regrets. I love working out and living a healthy life style. My dream is to have a log house on the water with tons of property for flowers, vegetables and English Bulldogs and you know what, I WILL have it! Stay Tuned….