I’m a gal who likes to learn. Though my official school days are long gone, I like taking classes for fun. Apparently, though, this Autumn “semester” is all about me, me, me.
There are adulting things I want to change. In order to do that, I have to be in the best mental shape I can be. I’ve made some necessary changes in the past year or two, and I’ve been successful whilst struggling off and on, as one does. The leaps I’m looking to make, however, require more, and for that, I need to up my mental workout.
I noticed this shift when I started perusing the local and nearby language, arts, and other classes. None of them called to me, as they usually do. But an online course about succeeding as a empath in a world not built for us crossed my path. A free meditation offering by a guru I admire tweeted by. And a group of spiritual seekers I encountered years ago reentered my radar when I heard their leader on local radio about something else entirely (and for the first time in years).
I’m not one to miss a message that obvious when the universe sends it along.
Does that mean this introvert won’t do anything this Fall that means interacting with others just for fun? No. But this self-work is my priority, required work to get where I want to be.
Besides, it’s safer than the previously suggested roller derby and it’s cheaper than the previously suggested hypnotherapy (which I don’t believe in anyway, as it turns out). But most importantly, these are things that resonated with me the minute I heard/saw them. That is most telling, to an intuitive like me.
And also, those things were suggested for stress and anxiety, still issues that exist in my world to some degree (as they shall always wax and wane). What needs strengthening at this moment is my introvert muscle, in order to better deal with this extroverted world, which will help me leap to where it is I want to go.
NOW I have a reason to do my Back to School Shopping at Staples — a new semester at the University of Me.