Have you guys heard the SuperSoul Sunday podcast? It is amazing! I absolutely love it. Every time I listen to it, I leave the conversation thinking, THIS IS WHAT I SHOULD BE DOING: inspiring others (so I naturally had to jump on blog and post something really quickly)!
I absolutely love how inspiring each conversation is, and how recharged I feel professionally and personally when I listen to them.
For example, this past Sunday she had a gentleman named Don Miguel Ángel Ruiz speaking about the Four Agreements, which are as follows:
Be impeccable with your word. (impeccable with your word towards OTHERS and towards YOURSELF)
Don’t take anything personally. (Described in more detail below)
Don’t make assumptions. (OH MAN. THIS IS SO HUGE IN THE PRACTICE OF LAW)
Always do your best. (I can’t say that I always do my best, sometimes I perform between 60-80%, and its because I feel so LOST, and I want something off of my plate or want to check it off of the list ASAP– and this is something I really need to work on. When I get into the swing of things, I think this is an area I shine in, but in the early days of figuring things out – I’M NOT PROVIDING MY BEST WORK).
Something that really spoke to me was this: “DON’T TAKE ANYTHING PERSONALLY“.
I am a woman, okay a girl, LOL. I often struggle with this concept. I dole it out to others so effortlessly, but when someone is unkind towards me (or I perceive unkindness) I get hung up. It sets me back and I feel this illusion of my world caving in on me. Dramatic, I know.
Lately, I try to think of the worst that could happen — and when I think about the worst or that its a moment that will pass, I feel at peace and I feel incredibly calm & I feel like I just want it to happen, so that we can all move on.
Do you experience this?
Well Don Miguel and Oprah, said two things which I loved:
There feelings and judgments towards you is a reflection of them, and where they are coming from and their experiences.
People WILL NOT think like me. The decisions I make are based off of my experiences – and I am the main character in MY story and NOT their story.
If they talk about me – its because at that particular moment they have nothing better to do.
I’m a young associate and my husband is a resident. For some reason, my husband and I live like we are both college students with AN INCREDIBLY LIMITED BUDGET. We really do not have to live this way, but we do it (subconsciously I think) to pay off my student loans ASAP. This thriftiness has lead to a TON of funny stories of schemes we try to run with coupons, Ebates, repairs and making things last.
I know one day we will have a lot, or at least not have student loans and will have the OPTION to do a lot without feeling guilty, and I hope we can remember these “simple days” of a washing machine that only emits SCORCHING hot water on all the water temperature modes. In an effort obtain “warm” water, I throw a ton of ice cubes into the washing machine. The quality of the wash has ruined a few of my clothes since it seems to leave a HEAVY lint/calcium deposit lines on my clothes (which actually causes me a TON of rage), but today the BEST THING happened.
Back story: My sweet, sweet, sweet husband’s had to purchase new underwear due to the fact that scorching hot water has been doing a number on the elastic band on his underwear.
Present Day: Today I got a text from my husband, his underwear has apparently been falling under his scrubs. LOLOL.
I honestly have a lot of work to do today, but it is moments like these were I am so happy to share my life with him, through the ups & the downs, and I love that we are always laughing, even if its at our own expense. In an effort to never forgot the heavy heart-ed laughter I am feeling, while completely alone in my office, I decided to share this with you <3.
Initially I was a little nervous about it – thoughts like “What are you doing?” and “You’re an attorney not a vlogger” crossed my mind, along with other thoughts of colleagues stumbling upon it or random acquaintances tuning in- but then I thought, I have always put myself out there, and this was NO exception. I have always wanted to do YouTube, but my own fears of what others would think seemed to ALWAYS hold me back. Just like this space, I have no idea if it will be dedicated to one aspect of my life, or will grow into something where I can experiment with my hobbies and interests. We shall see. I hope that you will join me a long for the ride, and I hope that you will try something of your comfort zone soon too :).