Change | Why it’s Good for the Soul

– The Pathway to Positivity

Some people crave it, others are afraid of it…

Change. Physical, mental, spiritual. It is all the same. It is taking something that has remained the same for a long, long time, and somehow changing it. Seems simple doesn’t it? Sometimes, this shift is self-inflicted, you yourself has decided that something in your life, within your being needs to change. Other times, there is an outside source that forces a change to happen. We have all been there, and sometimes we are afraid of change. I am here to tell you not to be.

Lose the fear

Fear is doubt, and doubt is what negative energy feeds on. It’s ok to have a moment where you feel vulnerable about something that is happening in your life, whether it was your choice or not. But, try not to give it more than that singular moment. When we lose the fear that is tied to our change, we tell the universe that we expect only good things to come from our new experiences.

Try it next time, embrace the change, lose the fear and expect great things.

Feed your soul

In the 21st century we focus so incredibly hard on feeding our bodies so they grow strong and pure! What about our souls? We can get used to our lives and the experiences we have day to day. Change gives us a healthy shock to the system, and leaves us feeling grateful! Grateful for what we had before the change, and for what is next to come.

I leave you with this simple thought…

Would you be completely happy with your life if someone told you, you would never experience change again?

Until next time,

 

The Journey from Northern Ontario to the GTA

It was a tough decision, as are most things that are worth anything in life. I was a young adult in the middle of teachers college grappling with the idea of graduating in three short months, and watching my student life come to an end. A life that I had come to rely on, and now that I think back on it I believe I made it somewhat of a career. I suppose when you do something for so long it becomes apart of you, that is what being a student was to me. For so long I was told go to school get good grades, go to another school (university) get good grades. What no one tells you is that life changes, the world around you changes and the people who were hiring for your career of choice when you entered school, are now looking for other qualifications, more and better qualifications. 

It was mid January when a job fair came to my University to recruit future teachers to be apart of their school board. This was the pivotal moment when everything changed. I never thought I would leave the small town I grew up in, my family, my friends the life I knew. But, when I realized that staying in this town meant essentially doing nothing with my university degree the decision was made for me. My choice became even more clear when I knew I wouldn’t be making the shift alone. Someone must really love you if they are willing to pick up and start a whole new life with you and only you. I am still grateful to this day, without this I don’t think I could have done it.

I ended up being hired as an occasional teacher and the promise of consistent work was enough for us to make the move. We found an apartment and moved in that July, and by September I was working on a part-time permanent contract. I was ecstatic because I knew this was so much farther than I ever would have gotten in my teaching career if I would have stayed in my hometown.

Fast forward thirteen months and a full time permanent teaching position later and,

HERE WE ARE

A full year away from home, a full year of total independence. I honestly didn’t know if I was ready when it was all beginning more than a year ago, but now that I look back, I think I underestimated myself. I had a driving force behind me that was a blooming teaching career, and a family with nothing but support. Of course I miss my family, as I am an only child and extremely close with my parents (thank GOD for FaceTime am I right?) For anyone thinking about taking a risk, you never know unless you try and if you don’t try.. well you know what they say.