So you may be wondering - where the hell did I go? Well, I've been around. And NO - I'm not back to this blog because of a breakup, believe it or not. I actually just got back from a fantastic trip to China after not having gone on a real vacation in over a year and realized how therapeutic this blog is for me. You see, when we get caught up in the everyday of life and work, it can begin to weigh down upon us and we need an escape. For me, that escape is going on a trip somewhere and not worrying about clients or better yet, not having clients constantly asking me to fix their lives. It can be draining and stressful.
You know how when you return from vacation you feel lighter? You look 10 years younger? Nothing can phase you and you come home with a great outlook on life. However, if we are not careful upon our return, it doesn't take long for the stresses of life to quickly catch up to us and wipe that glow off of us. Although I am very jetlagged, I like the fact that it is 3am, I am wide awake to be with myself, and you all, my loyal readers.
Today was supposed to be my first day back to work but I woke up at 4pm and while trying to catch up on a million emails realized that I was falling back into a routine which had become old to me. Compounded with an annoying client who wanted to vent to me via email and voicemails about his problems with the DMV, I *almost* found myself thinking negatively and writing something nasty back to the client. It is at this point where I realized that this return from China is my chance to do things differently.
We can't change how people are, but we can change how we react to people.
My goal is to keep my luster, my back-from-vacation glow. It is mine to keep and to share! But it is also mine to lose. I urge everyone to work on maintaining your glow every day. When you are in a good mood, it is your responsibility to not let others take that away from you. Some call this glow a "halo" or "aura". Jesus had an aura which people followed. Many people who are leaders have certain magnetic auras as well. Why do you think it is someone can be physically beautiful but not have anyone ever wanting to talk with them, meanwhile someone considered much less attractive (by superficial societal norms), can walk into a room and people flock to their presence? The answer lies in their aura.
I am going to keep my aura by changing the channel when negative instances occur. If a client calls that I know will affect my mood or my aura, I won't answer. If I get an email which I know will stress me, I can choose to simply delete it or read it later. Each one of you has the power to change the channel. Your life is your personal TV set, and you happen to be in control of the remote!
And on that note - I also want to announce that I am going to posting more pictures on this blog as well as talking much more about all of my travels. I hope you'll enjoy it. Once you hear how amazing Beijing and Shanghai are I am sure you'll want to pay them a little visit.
Until next time...and that time will be later this week as opposed to months from now.....