Spring is finally here! Although it does not feel like Spring outside, it feels like Spring in my soul.
Spring is when nature awakens. It’s when the flowers and trees begin to bloom; the grass begins to grow; and creepy-crawly things decide to make their debut– something I’m so not looking forward to. Spring is when butterflies appear and mornings are filled with the wonderful sounds of baby birds chirping. Talk about glorious!Can’t help but smile.
I also love Spring because it’s when I feel most alive. For years I have believed it was the month of March. Now I’m beginning to believe it’s more associated with the season than the month. Yes.. it’s the season. For me, Spring signifies life, growth and new beginnings. It’s when I seem to smile a tad bit more.
No, it’s not Sunday yet. Smile. Was just reading through past blogs and decided to share a blog from last April.
Almost a year ago, I shared thoughts from a journal entry written in 2018. I had written I was finally rebuilding. I’m not sure why I assumed rebuilding happened with a single event. Well, it doesn’t. It happens in stages. When I think about it, I have been in the process of rebuilding my life over the last six or seven years. So today when I talk about rebuilding, I’m not starting from scratch, I’m just in another phase of the process.
Here’s my blog from April 2020:
Two years ago, on April 7, 2018, I wrote in my journal that I needed to – reflect, regroup, refocus, and rebuild. It took me a minute to get here, …
Have you ever had so much you could write about that you couldn’t write at all? That’s how I’m feeling right now. Good thing I have my Facebook memories.
The following is a quote by Jen Welter, the National Football League’s first female coach. I shared this quote on March 17, 2019 along with my own words of encouragement, which I have also included below.
“Happy Sunday! Today’s the last day of Spring Break for some of us. Time to reset our alarms.😕 On that note, here’s today’s social media find. During undergrad I had a conversation with one of my classmates about being passionate about doing research and helping others. She said that I should never be passionate about a job. My passion should only be with my children and providing for them. Although she meant well, I’m so happy I didn’t listen to her advice and pursue other job opportunities. I didn’t choose my career based on money. I followed my passion. I love the work I do. I know it’s preparing me for other opportunities that align with my passion. God has always provided no matter how much my salary has been. So, my advice to you is, follow your passion.”
Y’all, I’m following my passion. Anxious to see where it leads me.
This is my third attempt at writing today’s blog. I have a lot to say, but I just don’t feel like writing or sharing. Imagine that– Shaun not feeling like sharing. Lol. Instead I’ll leave you with this:
When you know, you know.
I know it’s random. One phrase, many interpretations. What’s your interpretation?
Today’s Hello Sunday is based on a random thought. Have you ever felt the need to explain your decisions or beliefs to others without being prompted? Not sure why I asked because I already know you have. All of us have. Like when you tell someone you can’t do something you follow it with “because xyz.” Or you make a decision (good or bad) and feel compelled to provide more details– “I’ve decided to do this because xyz.” Or you explain why you like or dislike something without being prompted– “Girl, I like/dislike xyz because…” Y’all, do we really need to explain ourselves? Are we doing it so that we’re perceived favorably, or so others feel more comfortable with what we do or say?
For me, it’s a little bit of both. When it’s something that directly affects other people, I often feel the need to provide more details because I want them to know there was thought behind my decision(s). On the other hand, I also find myself further explaining my own decisions to include my likes and dislikes, which only affect me. Umm… but why?
Y’all, I just had an “AHA” moment!
It’s the fear of being judged. That’s it! It’s that– “What are their thoughts of me now?” “Do they think I’m considerate or inconsiderate?” “Do they think I’m focused or weird?” I guess, at the end of the day, it really doesn’t matter how many details you or I provide, it’s about how the other person perceives or interprets the message. Period.
Well, problem solved! Only provide more information at your discretion, not because you feel you must.
Me unnecessarily providing more information after I’ve just written not to do so. UGH!! It’s after 5:00 a.m. my time and I’m so sleepy. You see, I fell asleep around 8:00 p.m. last night and woke up a little after midnight. So, I’m going to publish this blog and go to sleep. As always, thanks for reading my ramblings.