If you’ve happened to see my new “about me” page, you may have read the part about me wanting to help people. If not, let me start from the beginning.
When I was little, I would often get asked “Srna, what do you want to do when you grow up?”, and without a doubt, my answer has always been “help people in some way”. That answer never got specific, not at six years old, not at 15, and not at 21. To me, it always felt like a bit of a cop out, you know? It’s easy to say that I want to touch the lives of people, but I wasn’t going to do it if I didn’t know how I would go about it. So, up until this specific point in time, I thought that that answer was utter bullshit (excuse my language) and that all this time I’ve been saying it as a way to dodge the question of what I want to do with my life.
Man, oh man, was I wrong.
I now realize that having the urge to make a positive difference in people’s lives is something that has been so deeply ingrained in my soul for as long as I can remember. I mean, to get that answer from a five-year-old is weird (I am well aware), but wanting to help has always been my truth.
I have been lucky to have a number of different job experiences on my resume. These range from very corporate office jobs to working at a soup kitchen for the homeless. The truth is, while the corporate jobs paid me the big bucks, I can rarely pick out a day from my memory that I was excited to be doing office work. I’m efficient, I’m good at it, but it just doesn’t excite me. Jobs like fundraising for The Passage (and working in their soup kitchen), gave me interesting and exciting stories to tell. I got to meet people from all walks of life, had the opportunity to brighten their day (even if just for a little bit), and best of all, I got to walk away feeling humbled, with a gigantic grin on my face.
While working at a Charity organization was beyond cool, lately, I’ve been feeling this buzzing in my belly that has been steering me in a totally new direction. A few blog posts back I talked about how much of a rut I had been in for most of the previous year, and how it took looking deep inside to find my truth, my light, and my happiness. I used to waste day after day blankly staring at the television, binge-watching whatever I could find on Netflix. Now my days consist of doing things I truly love; meditating, bike rides, writing, creating art, spending time with Dylan. It has been such a massive shift of perspective for me, and I desperately feel the need to share tips and tricks with you.
So, this blog truly is transforming, just like I thought I would be. I plan on sharing my light with you in so many different ways, even if it means just sitting down and writing stuff out like this.
I am so grateful for the spaces and communities that helped me find my light, and I’m so determined and excited to be that source for someone else. Really great stuff is coming, this I can promise you.
Love and light,