Finding Your Path – Never Give Up!

Finding Your Path or What do I want to be when I grow up!

Most people have absolutely no idea where they are going with their life.  When I was growing up I didn’t have a clue what I wanted to be.  I knew what my parents wanted, but what did I want?

The high school I attended in Ohio and here in Arizona didn’t include career counseling, the students were basically left on their own.

So here is a list of what I feel you need to do no matter where you are in your life.

1.  Look at all the job postings and see what is out there.

2.  Research what it takes to do any job that interests you.  What training or education is involved,

3.  Is there a mentor-ship program?  If there is, write a letter to the company outlining your strong points and ask to be involved in the program.

4.  Create a strong 1 to 2 page resume.  Bullet point your knowledge, education, skills and any experience you have that applies to that position.  YES your resume should be constructed to fit the job for which you are applying.

5.  Create a GREAT cover letter introducing yourself, your qualifications for the job and why you are the right choice.

6.  DON’T GIVE UP

“I’d be happy to follow my passion…if only I knew what it was.”

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Enough Time

Enough Time

There never seems to be enough time in your life let alone in your day.  You seem to rush from one thing to another and as you are doing so, lose your focus on what is important.

For me what is important is family, health and security and it isn’t always in that order!  For a lot of people it is finding a job to give security not only to themselves but to their family.

I saw a news report the other night that said for every job posted there are 30.5 people applying.  In my little part of the world a company had a job fair for 30 jobs and over 400  people showed up in two days to apply for those entry-level jobs.

Those of us who are under employed or unemployed feel like we are letting our families down and ourselves in the process.  We all need a sense of security in our lives. We need to know we are accomplishing something.

Journal, it helps to release stress and you may have a clearer picture of the situation and be able to create a path to follow, a plan.

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”  ―    John Lennon

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Travel, Vacation Journal

Travel Journaling

Travel whether it is near or far is a great opportunity to learn and grow outside your normal surroundings.  People, places and notes about prices, where not to stay, are all great information.  You might want to keep a separate journal for each journey.

Travel Lessons

1.    Hotels

2.    Rentals

3.    Airlines

Keeping track of where not to stay, where the best hotels or eateries are.  Track the weather, the delightful or grouchy people of the area.  Hiking trails, which one were easy which ones had the poison ivy!!  Take pictures of your hikes and attach to your journal pages, draw pictures, or press wild flowers between your pages.

Sensory Record

1.    Sight

2.    Sound

3.    Color

Make your entries live with descriptive words; this will instantly take you back to any vacation or trip.  Don’t wait until the journey is over or there will be so much forgotten.  Capture the mood with drawings, sketches, and pictures that you tape inside your journal pages.  Take notes as you go along, then sit down each evening and write while your relive your wonderful day.

“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.” — Oscar Wilde

Creating Your Dream Journal

DREAM JOURNAL

“Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.”  ―    Gloria Steinem

Our dreams are a rich source of entertainment and wisdom.  When we journal about our dreams we can learn about our past, our longings, hurts and attitudes.

Making regular entries will create a tool for personal enlightenment.  They can reveal a problem you never knew was bothering you.

Remembering Our Dreams 

1.    Write

2.    Write

3.    Write

Immediately upon waking write what you remember about your dreams.  Whether it is in the middle of the night or first thing in the morning.  Keep a note pad, pen and a notebook or journal next to your bed.  Do not rely on your memory, as you will forget your dreams.  Our dreams are revelations and if heeded and analyzed, recorded often lead us to growth and healing

Dream Recall 

1.    Truly want to remember your dreams

2.    Tell yourself you WILL remember

Have a short talk with your subconscious and tell it you value your dreams and want to remember.  Ask for help in doing so. Reinforce the desire to remember.

Make physical space for your dream journal.

A dream journal is best written when you first wake up, so the best place for keeping your journal is next to your bedside on a table or trunk.  I keep mine in a wicker basket along with a pen and a small flash light. You can also buy pens with lights already in them!

The problem with rummaging for something to write on and with is that you’re likely to forget your dream, so make this part of keeping a dream journal as easy as possible!  Everything you need nice and handy.

Make your Dream Journal a separate journal from your daily journal.  I carry my daily journal with me and don’t often remember to place it on my bedside table every night.  Keep your Dream Journal accessible to your bedside so you can write immediately upon waking.  Your Dream Journal could fuel ideas for that next great novel!

“All men dream:  but not equally.  Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake up in the day to find it was vanity, but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.”  ―    T.E. Lawrence