That's me in the picture, with my wavy hair all over the place going where it wants to go! My middle name means lion, so I like to think of my hair as my mane. As one does.
My hair represents how I like to do what I want. As I've learned from how I deal with expectations, I'm a Rebel, with a side of Upholder (Gretchen Rubin's Four Tendencies framework can be called life-changing, yes).
I mean, I'm a lot of things. I've found this framework helpful for reflection and changing my thoughts and actions. Introvert, Judging, Intuitive... All helpful ways of knowing how to be prepared to meet (or step away from) the world to be your best self.
I've done the quizzes and the book exercises. I know my love languages, what I need and how to ask for it.
I'm still reading, still observing, still practising, and still learning...but...
I'm in charge of my life.
I want to help you be in charge of yours.
Let's talk! Are you doing what you're comfortable with? What you really want to do? What you want in the long-term? What you want your legacy to be?
Are you on top of all the areas of your life? Physical health, mental health, relationships, money, routines/habits, work?
Do you take care of yourself? Do you think you're amazing and hilarious?
Are you taking steps to build in routines and habits to take care of yourself? Of your relationships? Of your projects?
Are you taking action towards preparing for aging, retirement?
Are you taking steps (of any size!) to prevent our planet from turning into the world on The 100? I don't know about you, but I don't want me or my siblings children to survive by living in a bunker and eating human meat for protein or living in space and never tasting chocolate. Sustainability is important! ;)
This is important. I think about these things, read about them and talk about them. I share my stories, worries and tips, and how I turn life changes and societal expectations into life lessons in my community. I want to set myself up for success. I'm playing the long game.
Awareness -> Action
Be the one in charge of your life.