“Today, I am doing what I know
I need to do. I am listening to my
true self, and through my actions,
I am giving life to new patterns,
new habits, and new ways
of expressing myself.”
~ Shawn Fontaine
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone”
~ Neale Donald Walsh
This past week, I did a thing.
I accepted a part-time position in a fine jewelry store.
Long story short, they needed a Graduate Gemologist (that's me) to come and help through the holidays- and to help them with the retail part.
I've been pivoting my business; and this seemed like a perfect
fit to soothe my restless soul.
AND TO COME FULL CIRCLE
Some of you know, I began my career in fine jewelry; and then transitioned into healing work, life coaching, sound healing, teaching and writing.
Then I had my store for 15 years; and was able to merge it all- until it (running a retail store) made me weary.
But here's the wild part of this story-
Although I accepted this position,
because I feel it is an important step in my journey-
It is a big unknown.
And, the biggest thing, I was unprepared for was the
The night before my first day, I laid out my clothes for the morning.
I planned out the time to leave (it's a 35-40 minute commute)
I even set my coffee up the night before and packed my lunch (and included a snack)
Throughout the night, I kept waking to peek at the clock to make sure it wasn't time to get up.
So, what was the anxiety from?
Certainly not the job; I know diamonds and gems- and the jewelry business.
The anxiety stemmed from stepping out of my comfort zone,
doing something new, with new faces in a new environment, with new personalities,
(remember the first day of school or any job you've ever held?)
So there I was, on the morning of my new job-
preparing, but not really knowing what the day ahead had in store for me.
On the commute I really had to be MINDFUL of my brain as it was trying to feed me "what if" scenarios...like a kitten with a new toy; the thoughts bounced around and grabbed it's claws on the new curtains.
Luckily, my teachings and trainings kicked in-
and I was able to access my healing tools
I told myself
✔to be bigger than my fear,
✔to act from my future Self,
✔to stand in my power,
✔to practice self-care
✔to honor my needs,
✔to shine my light.
So, I took a big, deep, belly breath-
called in all of my energy
and walked in the door of the shop.
Standing fully in my power as I walked through the doors of my next chapter.
Wherever you are in your journey of life; I GIVE THANKS for you!
Many blessings to you and your families during this Holiday Week.
Happy Giving Thanks day to all!
Have a great week filled with LOVE, PEACE, JOY