Meditation Showed Me My True Career Path

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For as long as I can remember, I have always loved meditating. I used to meditate throughout high school to not only get away from all of the bullying and away from everyone else, but it helped me feel better about myself. To me, meditating is a big part of my life. I feel if I don’t meditate at least three times a week I will start to crumble back down into the shell that I once resided in. I feel that meditation, in  a way, saved me. It saved me from all of the heartache I had to deal with from losing family members to dealing with isolation because I didn’t have a lot of friends growing up. Meditation is definitely a life changer. I can say that with certainty. Even to this day, I still meditate. I love meditating. Either in silence or with some nature background noises, I will sit on my couch or lay on my bed and just become one with myself again.

I have learned quite a few different things about myself when it comes to meditating. I found out my strengths, my weakness, my passions, my dreams and goals, even my fears. For me to know all of those things about myself is definitely a wonderful thing. It makes it easier for me to walk through this lifetime and just do the things I want to do without being afraid to go for anything. This is why I always have a calm exterior look on my face a good portion of the time. Meditation has brought out the real me. I can remember that when I was a kid, all I loved doing was writing, reading, learning history and the environment. And when I had begun meditating at seven years old, I began to focus on what my mind was telling me. Focusing on what my soul was telling me. Yes, I was a kid. But nevertheless, my soul, my mind and my heart have never let me down. Instead with the help of meditating they actually healed me and made me into the person I was supposed to become.

During my first couple years of college, I had decided to follow what my parents thought would be best for me. To an extent, they were correct that I wanted to help others. But not in the same way like everyone else. I could never be a registered nurse or a doctor. I had no dreams for those things. I wanted to somehow incorporate my love of writing with my education of the healthcare field and make it my own. After obtaining my associates degree, I decided to head into the unknown. Granted that I actually had experience when I was seventeen and was already gaining firsthand experience of learning how to draw blood and obtain vital signs. But everything else to me was still a little unknown. I was timid. Afraid to socialize with too many people due to always being drained by the end of the day. Scratch that, by lunch time I would be completely drained and didn’t know if I could make it the rest of the day. So whenever lunch rolled around, I had to meditate for a little while to recuperate and find balance in myself before I could go back up to the front of the department. Even right now, I have to just gather my thoughts at lunch before I can head back up to do my job.

Lately I’ve been meditating more and more. And what I have found out about my own career path is amazing. I have found the career that I have always wanted. A job that can take me anywhere around the world. A job that I can be happy at. A job that would make me feel excited every morning when I wake up (I’m not a morning person at all). It brings both of my passions together, helping others and writing. It is medical writing. I am able to work with doctors, researchers, scientists, environmentalists. Medical writing gets to take me anywhere and everywhere around the world. I would have never known that if I hadn’t been meditating all of these years.

It is truly hard to say when you will actually know what career path you are meant to be in. But if you meditate, then you will get the chance to really discover what you are capable of and what you will amount to.

The Perfect Man?

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       According to some studies by different big named magazines such as Cosmopolitan, there is only one type of perfect man. Supposedly, there is only one prefect type of body on a man and there only specific types of guys who are more desirable.
To that I say, horse apples!

      According to one study, the only two guys who were more desirable were Brad Pitt and Channing Tatum. Women found them more attractive and found there body types more desirable. On top of that, they enjoyed the personalities of Mr. Pitt and Mr. Tatum over anyone else. Honestly, I don’t find either of those men attractive. They are talented actors, but I don’t find them remotely attractive, but that’s just me.

       The metrosexual type of man is becoming more popular, which I could care less about that, due to the fact that I am not attracted to that type of man. But I can tell you right now, there’s no such thing as the perfect man. However, there is such a thing of the perfect one for special person. That’s why everyone is attracted to a specific type of person. I have several friends who are attracted to guys who are clean shaven, has a six pack and v-cut shape and is more metrosexual than anything else. You can find their type of guy usually getting a manicure and pedicure. That’s their perfect type. And that’s perfectly fine.

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     However, my type is nothing like their type. Rugged, artistic, outdoors type, has tattoos, toned arms and has more of a burly body (in between average and muscular), has good hygiene.

Everyone is completely different. All women (and men) are attracted to different types of men, physically and personality wise.
And that’s perfectly fine. There’s no such thing as the perfect man for everybody. There’s only a perfect man for a specific woman (or man).
And remember, everybody is perfectly imperfect.

Knowing Your True Career Path

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      Have you felt unhappy in your current career path? Felt like, you are not supposed to be there? Felt like you don’t belong in the workplace? Felt like you never want to be like your co-workers? Then, you are in the wrong career.

      I know how it goes. You are sitting at your desk and you are looking at everyone, and while this is going on you feel unhappy. You don’t know why. But you are. I know how you feel. I have felt like that since I was seventeen when I started to work in the healthcare field. Don’t get me wrong, I love helping people. But not in the same way that others do. I cannot be a nurse, doctor, or technician for the rest of my life. I’m a bit different. I would rather help others  with my articles, blogs, or even recipes.

That’s why, I have decided to focus on my writing career. I have always felt happier when I’m writing. Felt better when I can write freely and still help others. At 23 years old, I am still young and this gives me a better chance to pursue my dreams as a writer, more specifically a medical writer. I still write my poetry, but I want to help others through my education in the healthcare field but with my writing skills. It’s hard to transition, but definitely worth it.

      I’ve learned that if you are unhappy with your career path, then it’s time to change your job. Do something that makes you happy. Do something that gets you excited in the morning. It’s worth it. It’s not worth being unhappy.

An Herbalist Advice: Lemon Balm

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     When it comes to teas, Lemon Balm, is one of the best to drink. Lemon Balm tea is best used for reduces anxiety and restlessness. The citrus tea is fantastic to help with calming a person. Releasing the tension that builds up in our systems. It can be of great use when it comes to helping someone fall asleep and even get rid of the blues.

    When preparing the tea, all you need is one tablespoon of the leaves per cup, and drink as needed. If you are using Lemon Balm tea for to help you go to sleep, then take it at night (or whatever time you go to sleep) and only have one cup. Lemon Balm tea is highly effective and can be powerful if taken in large doses.

Perfect Body= Very Little Food?

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      Let me start off by saying that, I love food. I mean, I LOVE FOOD! Right now, as I’m writing this post, I’m eating a vegetarian bean and veggies burrito with mango salsa and chips. I’m enjoying my dinner.

Sadly though, most girls and guys are starving themselves to achieve that supposed perfect body. First off, there’s no such thing as a perfect body. I don’t have the perfect body at all. I barely have curves, have stretch marks, small love handles, thick thighs and calves.

But you know what, I accept my body for what it is. I do not have the so called perfect body. I do not look like a Victoria’s Secret model. I look like a normal human being. Human. I’m a human. I need food. Food that nourishes my body. Food that makes me happy.

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   Yes, I’m a vegetarian but there are plenty of vegetarians who are bigger than me. And that’s perfectly okay. You know why? Because we are humans. We are all made different. God made us all different. It’s a proven fact. I do not look like my friends and they do not look like me. That’s perfectly fine. We are all supposed to be different types of beauty.

I would like to point out something that is bothering me. Body shaming. If you body shame someone then you need to get some help from a psychologist. You do not have the right to trash another person’s body just because you are not attracted to them. Get over yourself. Screw society. Screw what society says about what you are supposed to look like. Screw what society says about what is beautiful and what isn’t.
Screw the media. Do not listen to them. Do not give into the ridiculous diets. It’s not worth it. Instead, love your body and eat healthy. It’s all about loving your body and yourself.

YOU ARE ALL BEAUTIFUL!!

Happy Earth Day!

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     April 22, 2015. Today is earth day and let’s all agree right now that this earth is amazing. She provides a place to live, shelter (caves and other places inside mountains and oceans), food and water.

     Mother nature is my other mother. My mom knows that I’m very close to the earth. She knows that I would do anything to protect it from the harmful chemicals and corrupted people. She knows that I want to protect not only the earth but the wild animals that roam the land and in the sea as well.

     This earth is a beautiful place to live but with the way that others are treating her, things are spiraling down fast. And trust me, that’s not good. We do not need landfills piling up and destroying the land. Seeing metal buildings rising up and tearing up the trees that once lived there is basically the end of the world. No, I’m not talking about Armageddon. I’m talking about the earth actually ending by natural disasters such as climate changes, ocean levels rising, volcanoes erupting, lands diving back into the ocean again before another possible ice age happening.

  For me, wait scratch that, for Mother Nature, please start taking care of her. Pick up the trash on the side of the road, protect the forests, protect the animals. There are so many ways to help heal the earth and protect her.
Start today and never stop protecting mother nature.

An Introverted World

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    In a world that is run by extroverts, it’s hard to be an introvert. I know how hard it is. Being an introvert can be hard. Most people don’t understand introverts. They don’t understand what makes us tick, why we are too quiet or too sensitive, why we rather be in our books than at some dance club.

1. Too sensitive.

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      It’s really hard to say what makes us sensitive. Maybe it’s because our hearts are extremely emotional. Or the fact that we are more idealistic and daydream more than anyone else. Everyone who is an introvert is different. There are several things that makes us sensitive.

2. Our worlds.

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      Like I said before, each introvert is bound to be different. That means our worlds will be completely different from one another. We don’t let anyone really into our world. Our worlds are our inner most thoughts, imagination, dreams. And it’s hard to share that with anyone.

3. Traveling vs Partying.

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      Unlike most people, we don’t like parties. We don’t enjoy getting drunk and passing out in the ditch. Instead we would rather travel the world and experience cultures. I know for a fact, you will never find me at a rave. I would probably only go to Coachella to see Jack White and other favorite artists. You would never find me at a college party. Instead, you would find me either visiting renaissance fairs or traveling.
Introverts love to travel. Our dreams and goals usually have countries that we want to visit and live in.
Spain, Italy, Denmark, Bali are the top places that I want to visit and live in. And one day, I’m going to.

4. Books, books, and more books!

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      Whenever an introvert goes into town, more than likely to a book shop, cafè, or a unique restaurant, they always end up with a book. Books are our favorite objects to have. We care more about our books than our clothes (brand wise), cars, other materialistic things.
    We have more books than most people do. If you look in my closets, you will see more than two hundred books. And I still have more at my parents house, when I had moved out I didn’t have enough room to bring them.

5. Forests are our homes.

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       Without a doubt, introverts love nature. We would rather spend time with mother nature and the wild animals than spend time with other humans. It’s in our nature. We’ve always been like this.
     I love getting lost in the forest and go camping, than spend time inside the city.

I’m an INFP, and I know what it is like to live in this world that is run by extroverts. It’s not always easy. But I make it work. Being an introvert is an amazing thing. It makes you unique and separate from the rest of the world. We don’t like to conform, that’s a big no in our nature.