Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Quote

Here's a fun quote I saw in a movie last night. Thought I should share:

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
~Marianne Williamson

I wonder what it would be like if everyone pursued their dreams and ideas and gifts that God has given them with every fiber of their being? The world would be so different. I find myself falling back into patterns of laziness or content much too easily and I'm not sure why? Maybe because it is comfortable and doesn't take much work? I have so many dreams and passions in my life, but I find myself not pursuing them with all I have. I always get to thinking, "Yeah, I could spend time on this and this and that, but then have no time to do anything else," or "I'd love to do that if I wasn't working at this job or as much, etc." Lame. I'm playing small and not letting my light fully shine. Hopefully it is at least glowing and I'm at least giving some of my potential. But that's not good enough, I need to radiate! I hope and pray that 2010 brings many changes, both big and small. That I am able to change my typical pattern of contentment and start becoming more bold and unafraid of what challenges I may face along the way. People are in need. And I want to give.

So look at your life. "Who are you not to be? You are a child of God. "

Monday, February 22, 2010

Another chapter in my book of life....

How sad is it that I haven't blogged in almost a year? Craziness. I've meant to quite a few times but never seemed to find the time among work, church, other activities, and having a husband. :) Well here goes....
I officially finished OT school last May ('09) and became a REAL occupational therapist in July. Since then, I've worked in an outpatient clinic focusing mainly on geriatric patients, as well as filled in for a pediatric clinic a couple days per week.
I have a new-found love for older adults that I have never had. :) I never disliked them by any means, but just didn't think I'd ever want to work with them. My dad has been a nursing home administrator my whole life, and my mom a nurse.....usually in the same place. I've grown up in them, helping decorate for holidays, watching Full House after school there in elementary school, ate meals there occasionally, and bombarded the activity rooms to 'make gloves' with the paraffin. I thought I'd probably end up working mostly with kids in the big scheme of life. Through my job (w/ more geriatric clients), I have met some amazing people, and heard of great stories. One of my patients used to be a dancer, some were missionaries in far off places, one boxed in a small town ND cigar shop when they were a teenager. One of them even saw Mussolini's body when he was hung upside down for all to see he had been killed. All of them have such interesting stories and histories. All important, but many are not remembered or known by others. I wish I could compile their stories and put them into a book. :) I could probably keeping HIPAA in mind, but that would mean I find LOTS more free time!
There are many new adventures in my life that are ahead of me, some of which I hope to share here. But not today.

In place of more verbage from me, here's a great video a friend posted today. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RI-l0tK8Ok0