Do you remember an “AH HA!” moment? I do. Could I share it with you, because we all share common journeys?
Thoughts by Cyn Wilson
This last week I came to a startling reality check about home … about where home really is for me. I used to believe I would return to California after I graduated from university, but I didn’t. After some time, I finally asked myself, “If I need to be in California, what the heck is keeping me here in Oregon?”
Each day I wake up and partake in a life I created when I moved here. Getting adjusted to the weather took time, and I did it! I met new friends, got involved in a community that meshed with me, and most of my family is here. I had to review some things. I had to review my feelings of missing my friends in another place, and yet having friends here I enjoyed.
I thought about my volunteer activities with the cat community of CATS (Cat Adoption Team) over the last few months. I love this work! It gives me meaning and value, and I have adopted out at least a couple dozen cats to new, loving homes through such work. It’s a way to fill the “love gap” I need to fill … as I cannot have a cat of my own, yet. One or two kitties have become very talkative with me. Even they are friends!
This week I chatted with my best friend whom I miss so dearly. We had a conversation about how I finally realized Home is Portland, Oregon. Although my far away friend misses me just as dearly as I miss her, she has known this for a while, and how it would be in the future too. She encouraged me to move on past my fears. Funny, that is how I now help clients here in Portland. Particularly students who feel lost or need support.
Do you have any old fears you wish to move out of? Need help moving forward in facing any fears that are keeping you stuck in your life? Visit our website at www.apositiva.com or call us at 503-525-0595 to set up a coaching appointment to be your partner in getting you unstuck! You can ask for me, Cyn Wilson. I’ll be waiting for your call.