I've made it to the world wide web! I plan to use this blog to share stories of self care and explore new ideas in hopes that something may inspire you and spark change, within yourself or in your community.
Something I've been thinking a lot about lately is reframing. It's been 3 days since I've last been at work...and it's been a bit of an emotional roller coaster. I was convinced that once I was done commuting and working in busy downtown Toronto, I'd be free of my stress! Not so! A friend made a good point that work is such a big part of our identity. When we change course, are in between jobs, or changing careers all together we change how we see ourselves in our communities. Guilt, anger, joy, fear, excitement, hope, creativity. They can seemingly bubble to the surface all at once.
I've had to make the conscious decision to stop saying "I am choosing to be unemployed". I am choosing to be self-employed. And what a difference that has made! I don't think I really believed myself at first, but sometimes you have to fake it till you make it.
As I begin a 6 week hiatus from clinical massage practice, I'm really looking forward to looking all those emotions in the face, letting them soak me through, then lay out in the sun and dry out after the storm has passed.
As I allow myself to change emotionally, my physical posture will change as well. I will stand up straighter, keep my head stacked over my shoulders and my feet rooted into the ground. And I know I'll need a few massages, lots of therapeutic movement, and plenty of deep concentrated breathing to help encourage my fascia to stretch out and reconfigure.
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