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?