I'm not perfect so why expect perfection from others? This is the biggest lesson I learned in the last year. Letting go of resentment and making a daily effort to focus on the positive in my life has changed my mindset dramatically. I don't resent people for their actions anymore.
If you don't call, that's cool. Sometimes I don't call either because I can be anti-social at times. But I still love you. I own my stuff now & will admit it with no hesitation. It's up to you to accept me or not.
That's what life is all about. What will you accept and allow in your life. We are in the driver's seat when it comes to how we live, who we let into our lives & how we view our lives. We always have a choice. And sometimes making that choice is soooo hard but worth it. Even if it means saying no or walking away.
Complaining takes a lot of energy & I'd much rather use that energy to celebrate the wins and blessings in my life. And it makes me feel better, lighter. I didn't always appreciate what I had in my life because I focused on those who abandoned me in my time of need, those who didn't wish me well & those who did me wrong. Little did I know that those "negative" things were blessings because who needs people like that in their lives? I sure don't.
Time is so valuable and to use your currency, spending it in places that don't deserve your value, man, you get on empty real quick. I just want to conquer my fears, see the world, laugh a lot & live my best life.
Death sucks. And Lord knows, I miss my dad, brother & niece so much it hurts. I hear their voices in my ear daily & feel their presence. BUT, death also gives you perspective & forces you to look at life differently. It pushes you to reflect on your life & see the world in a different way. It can also help you heal in areas you never thought possible. If you choose to let it.
Teá, I love you. And tomorrow on your 1st death anniversary, I am choosing to have some fun in your honor & of course, wear some fabulous outfits. Auntie misses you more than you know. One day we will be together again but until then, I will live fully because of you & the shine you brought into my life.
"MERCOLEDì DAL DOTTORE" dedicato...
alla celebrazione del mio ULTIMO GIORNO da medico ospedaliero!
Avrete capito quanto credo sia importante CELEBRARE i piccoli traguardi. Per me è importante anche celebrare le ricorrenze, perché mi ricordano quanta strada ho fatto e mi tengono fissa sul mio obiettivo.
21/08/2015-21/08/2019: quattro anni fa chiudevo il mio ultimo giorno lavorativo come medico ospedaliero per far ritorno a Trieste dopo 10 anni.
Ero arrivata al punto di aver capito dove volevo andare, ma significava rivoluzionare tutto quanto.
Se mi guardo indietro, benedico ogni giorno quella scelta, sebbene all'epoca pagai il prezzo di notti insonni, dubbi amletici, vari sintomi psicosomatici e qualche crisi di coscienza.
Il percorso per realizzare i propri sogni nella vita è costellato di incroci, di bivi, di scelte, di dubbi, di salite, di fatica... per questo credo sia importante celebrare queste ricorrenze: guardarsi indietro ed accorgersi di aver fatto tanta strada (ringraziando chi in questo percorso ti ha teso una mano!) e poter rivolgere di nuovo gli occhi alla vetta e continuare il sentiero verso il prossimo sogno da realizzare! "Two roads diverged in a wood
And I - I took the one less travelled by.
And that has made all the difference." (R. Frost) ("Due strade divergevano in un bosco
Ed io, io scelsi quella meno battuta.
Ed è questo che ha fatto tutta la differenza") #happiness#dreamcomestrue#family#happylife#changes#newlifechapter#essereilcambiamento#donneinevoluzione
In foto, Trieste vista dall'alto, la mattina di sabato 22 agosto 2015: in macchina tanti scatoloni, nel cuore l'emozione di sapere che stavo tornando a casa non per le solite 24-36 ore ma per molto di più...
A chapter is closing today for my husband and I.
If you've been following my posts, you know that we moved last weekend. We only moved across the apartment complex we live in, yet it still makes me a little sad to say goodbye to our first place together 😢
As I hand the keys over I'm reminded of all the good (and some bad) memories we've made here. We may be getting a bigger apartment, but this unit will always hold a special place in our hearts.
Bye, apartment 112. Thank you for being the first place my husband and I were able to call "home". You may have been small, but you held a lot of love 💛
I’M READY - LET THE ADVENTURE BEGIN! Det är svårt att förstå, när jag ser den här bilden som togs på mig för exakt sex år sedan, att jag precis hade förlorat min pappa i cancer, tagit mig ur en utbrändhet, sagt upp mig från jobbet (och hela branschen) och varit mamma bokstavligt talat 24/7 de senaste fem åren åt mina galet underbara men också utmattande småtroll. Jag ser en kvinna som fullkomligt lyser av energi och tillförsikt, där vinden blåser så där perfekt i håret och ger en bild av framåtrörelse, styrka och glädje. Tänk vad bilder kan bedra. Eller kanske inte riktigt ändå. Jag vill tro, eller rättare sagt jag VET, att jag kände fröet som hade börjat gro långt därinne. Därav att jag hade modet att kasta loss trots att jag inte hade svaret hur allt skulle gå till. Hade ingen aning faktiskt. Men med en stark inre övertygelse och kompass brukar den ena öppnade dörren leda till den andra. Och nu står jag här, sex år senare, och blir så glad och varm i hjärtat när jag tittar på bilden. Jag vill liksom luta mig fram och viska i hennes öra att ”allt kommer att bli bra, du gör helt rätt som lyssnar inåt, våga lita på det och följ med”. För så är det, och så har det blivit. Vägen har varit långtifrån rak, men nu pirrar det i hela kroppen av att äntligen få möta allt som den här hösten skvallrar om ska ske. Nu händer det grejer vill jag lova och energierna flödar när jag ska börja berätta MIN STORY på riktigt! En berättelse som jag hoppas ska inspirera många, många att våga så mycket mer! . .
Tack för pepping idag @storycoachen 🌷💃 #storycoaching#theheroinesjourney#empoweringwomen#newlifechapter
A N G E L N U M B E R 8 1 8
For more than one year, the number 818 has been manifesting itself in my life. Some call this phenomenon of seeing a number sequence repetitively an Angel Number. I’ve had been seeing this number everywhere; such as on the clock, telephone numbers, license tags, billing statements and more. Initially, I thought it was just a coincidence, because I was organizing my 20th year high school reunion at the time and the date was set for 8/18/18. But it wasn’t a coincidence. So I did some research and discovered it ultimately meant change or including the end of a chapter and the beginning of a new one. I was excited, because I thought it was related to my career and finances. Little did I know an 18 year romantic relationship would end and an incredibly new chapter would begin in my life. Today is my Angel Number anniversary and that change is probably one of the most dramatic, emotional, self empowering and beautiful experiences that has ever happened to my consciousness. I look forward to what the future holds in store and know if will be more brighter and loving than before. P.S. Shown is a screenshot of my iPhone with my 2019 vision board as its background. .
Starting my Saturday off with an early morning hike in the Usery mountains might be one of my new favorite things. Especially when it’s with a favorite person of mine ☺️
Happy Saturday, everyone!! ❤️
This is nearly 3️⃣0️⃣
This month, I’ll have lived in NYC for 5 years! And, as of yesterday, it’s officially 2 months till my 30th. Im deff feeling a mix of 🥳 and 😳. I keep thinking that I should have accomplished more in life but then again, it’s wild to see how far I have come.
Somethings I’ve noticed in the last 6 months:
🤔 my priorities and what I want out of life have shifted a ton.
💃🏼 I’m a lot more confident in who I am and feeling more settled
👩🏼⚖️ I’m feeling the weight of life’s decisions and watching friends move into big life chapters
I’m so ready for 30, but scared of being left behind or loosing friends to their own new priorities. Anyone else going through any big life changes?
Here is a mural that I created at the last minute ... with a message... “Life is like sailing... use the right wind to get to your destination...” I made it in half an hour for my new art room ... the school wanted inspiration with the sea... During years working in art museums, art and culture centers, art galleries... and then eleven years in the same school considered my second home, teaching visual arts to wonderful students from Pre-kindergarten to High School and after these eleven years of hard work and dedication, I took a year of rest... (for me... family...) now I decide to continue teaching art... in this new school year I start another stage as an educating artist teaching this time students from Kindergarten to Eight grades in a different school ... A new chapter in my life... a new beginning, a new stage, new experiences ...
Ready for the new adventure ... #artclassroom#newschoolyear#artisteducator#livingwithart#lovearts#newschool#newlifechapter#newjourney#artistlife#simplicity
Last day as Assistant Director of Development at SkyART! Tomorrow, I rejoin Chicago Booth as Associate Director of Field Lab Services at the Center for Decision Research. I'm honored and grateful that I got to be part of an amazing nonprofit that changes lives through the arts, and I'm excited for what's next! #NewLifeChapter#Adios#SkyARTnfp#ChicagoBooth
Couldn’t ask for a better send off to grad school than Berlin, OMD and the B-52’s with the family last night🤘 gonna miss Seattle but it’s on to a new chapter of life in Springfield.
(Audio is cutting out when I post and I can’t figure out why) all bands sounded amazing though!
This past weekend marked the beginning of post-grad school life. A new beginning I feel very uncertain of since my degree will not lead to a job. A fact I found out too late. Who knew. Public health is in need of people...
My plan B for what I was going to do for work/my career post-grad school fell through in the last 2 weeks...literally disintegrated day-by-day each day of the last two weeks. This has left me feeling very lost, uncertain, and a whole slew of other not so great feelings (with four letter words being included in my vocabulary of how I’m expressing all this massive let down and frustration).
I have no idea what is ahead as of tonight. I’m pulling the plug on the last of my Plan B post-grad plan, and with it a weight off my shoulders. A weight I did not realize was coming from this best laid plan (Plan B). However, this also means I have reached the end of all my ideas for what is next. This Plan B wasn’t the first Plan B of the last 7 1/2 years...there have been many.🤔
I’m a thinker, analyzer, planner...this whole new trajectory does not settle well with me. All my best thinking, planning, and analysis for the best way forward has led me here. Crap!
Now what? I haven’t a clue. Not a one. I feel like I’m suspended in a place where I am awaiting the next great thing, but I’ve no idea what it is or when it will arrive. I’m not good at patience in this type of situation. I’m a doer.
Something tells me that I need to let go and trust...but what am I trusting in? I’ll be honest, I’ve placed faith and trust (not blind, woo woo, or cavalier faith or trust) in many a situation and had those situations land me flat on my face repeatedly over the last 7 1/2 years. So...here I am...on the precipice of having to trust, with no plan of my own in place...for now. Waiting for my wings into my next great life chapter and adventure.
Yesterday was my birthday and I decided to take the day off from all socials and spend my day with my family both in person and on the phone.
I also took the time to reflect on how grateful I am to be able to celebrate the start to a new year of my life.
I am so grateful to the many friends and mentors back in New York City who helped pave the road for me.
I am grateful for my never ending supportive family.
I am grateful to my friends here who have supported me through a particularly difficult year when I was unwell.
I never look at a birthday as another year of “getting old”.
I look at another birthday as a gift of life. Moving forward in another chapter of my story.
So, it’s almost 2am....and I figured this was the time to let my internet fam know that I’m moving. No, not down the street...no, not to Florida or north Georgia....but I’m moving to Spokane,Washington.
It’s an opportunity that I have to take. I know if I don’t, I’ll truly regret it. It’s time to move out of my parents house and be on my own. No worries, I’ve got friends already there!
So here’s to new adventures and a new chapter.
Btw, Lily and I are leaving tomorrow! 😅