If we live in our minds, then the mind is like a home and we should be careful who and what we let inside. We should lock up at night, tend to it's cleanliness, and find comfort within.
This past weekend, I went to the beach. (Yes, I know the world is in lockdown, but this particular area of Northern CA was open.) Being surrounded by nature always puts me into a different mindset. There’s something about the feeling… When we flee to nature are we escaping reality or finally getting there? It’s an interesting question and I found it very prevalent during my weekend stay. Obviously, both life in nature and life in the city are equally real, but I also believe they’re both equally important for growth.
As I've been shifting gears and re-focusing, I came across an opportunity that I quickly became very excited about. I will even go as far as to describe it as a dream job.
I assume you're probably questioning the direction of this post, doubting it will impact you, and you're probably skeptical about what “crafting your own education” means anyway.
That is, if you’re like me.
Through reading, you add joy to the mind and apply new perspectives to the world. The moment you learn something new or have an epiphany, it's as if the world shifts a little - and you're the only witness.
People keep saying quarantine isn’t a productivity competition, but trust me, I’m not competing with anyone but myself.
Trust me, I get it. I used to set goals all the time. In fact, I looked forward to it. There’s something thrilling about writing down everything you want to accomplish, isn’t there? But after years of failing, learning, and analyzing, I’ve realized that the cons tend to outweigh the pros. Besides, apparently only 8% of people actually achieve their New Year’s resolutions.
Running a front desk comes with more hurdles than people assume. All at once, the phones are going crazy, people are lining up with questions, someone’s mad, another guy’s lost, and someone else is telling you their life story. (Not interested, buddy!!) At times, you may feel like you’re babysitting grown professionals (seriously, the only difference is you don’t have to change diapers). And, of course, among the chaos, you can’t forget to smile!
Most of us are introduced to MBTI by taking the online test recommended by a friend or family member. That is also how I was introduced to it a few years back, and of course, I was amazed by the accuracy of my results. (If you haven’t taken the test yet, you can take it here.)
I consider that moment to be one of the more defining moments in my life. It sparked a curiosity that soon developed into a passion and now plays a huge role in my worldview.
You had an idea.
You fell in love with it.
Eventually, you started telling people about how excited you were about this idea.
Some of those people even encouraged you and thought it was great