We were talking about how we're both being called to say "No" to a lot of things that just don't feel right anymore in order to say "Yes" to staying in alignment, as much as possible, with what we came here to do.
And by here, I mean this planet at this time in this body with my own unique set of skills, quirks, talents and fears.
A Work in Progress
It's a work in progress, I admit, but progress stops when I bend to other people's ideas of who I should be, how I should act, what I should wear, whether or not I should comb my hair.
Speaking of what I should wear and whether or not I should bother with a blow dryer, one thing that's clear to me is this: NO MORE BUSINESS WOMEN'S NETWORKING MEETINGS!!!!!
But I recognize lolly-gagging around in my PJs all day without even brushing my teeth isn't serving me any more. (It absolutely did serve me after I finished my 1,800 mile hike for the year. I was friggin' tired and sore and hungry, so the PJs got some needed action.)
Time to Get Dressed
It's time to get dressed and get out now. But in a mindful way where I'm seeking out like-minded people who don't spew "elevator speeches" at me when I try to get to know them.
Stacy is a great resource. She told me about Mindful Mornings, an organization that holds "a monthly forum for do-gooders who want to create a more well-world." It's stocked with creatives and entrepreneurs and artists and people generally doing cool shit in the world.
I'm guessing there will be some interesting hipster facial hair. Which will help me feel like I'm on the trail again.
My Do-Gooder Mission
They wanted to know my "do-gooder mission". Kind of an elevator speech, I admit, but with the focus on giving, not getting. So, here's what I told them:
I'm on a mission to inspire women who are searching for what’s true about themselves to to find their inner compass by embarking on a long distance hike—the modern way to “pilgrimage” and a fast track to spiritual growth. #thisshitworks
Fingers crossed they let me in!