Recently I’ve created many opportunities that have pushed me to make decisions. I’m deciding on bigger things like, taking a part-time job, upgrading my website through a third-party and accepting volunteer opportunities that stretch me.
This is what I signed up for this year because my word is DECIDE. Something I couldn’t have predicted is learning the real power of the word AND. Over the years I’ve either heard or read about leaning into the AND versus having either/or, black-and-white thinking. Conceptually I was all in with the idea of AND. This year, I am experiencing AND, and it feels so fun and expansive. Who knew?
My biggest AND at the moment is that I have taken a fun part-time job in the city which gives me exposure to creative energy and PEOPLE (have I told you I am an extrovert?). This opportunity came as a surprise even though I applied for a posting way back in 2013 (way back sounds like it is so long ago).
One of my many ‘fun’ applications for jobs both strategic and tactical finally had a hit. The tactical job won out which is very cool AND it is part-time which allows so much more for me to expand on what I want to be/do/have at this point in my life. My experience of AND in this situation is that I get to have a fun, creative, collaborative and energetic work experience AND I get to build out my coaching practice. I can do both (the photography is a bonus AND). For whatever reason, I am now LOVING the word and am looking for more opportunities to experience it. It is as if I am now addicted to AND. I’m looking for another hit!
Just as I started developing this post, a colleague of mine posted about the SAME topic read here.
I’m on to something! What are your ANDs?
Posted on February 27, 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged Choose, Inention, Progress. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.
I love this Laura! I actually have a blog post written about this that hasn’t been published. I’m going to work on getting that published!
How exciting AND I can feel the energy benefit of putting AND into my experience! Thanks Laura