Wednesday, February 03, 2010

This is the year I will learn to 'sleep in a storm'

I started this video because I wanted to share a passage from a book. But ended it by sharing a passage from my life.

Be gentle.........

12 comments:

Diana E. said...

I'm proud of you for this entry. It was honest and inspirational.

Are you thinking of coming out to Daegu in March? And do you have Skype? I wanted to ask you about Thailand/SE Asia (since we'll be there in less than two weeks... eek!)

BTW... which site are you using? It sounds like a good one!

Helena said...

I totally understand.

Anonymous said...

Jen, you are right alot of people feel the same. This comes from the girl in the admin job at 26, 27 in 12 days! I look at the people that are hired into our office, strategy consultants, engineers and I think, why couldn't I do that? I didn't I do that? I suppose it is because I haven't tried. I didn't "want" it. Who knows. I have to learn not to compair myself to everyone else and just be. And yes, I would like to find some direction too. Big hugs ok.

Kim

Nicole said...

Oh Jen, I think you touched on something that is very real and apparent...especially in our age group. We're starting to realize,..."Life is too short, what could have been, will be...etc etc". From what I've heard it's common to have these feelings in your mid twenties. Buddha says something that resonates with me. "Right here, Right now" ...Just like you said, take each day at a time, and keep reflecting- it helps us to come to powerful realizations. If you go with your intuition, your inner gut...you will land right where you are supposed to. I think everyone feels like they want to do something great, or accomplish something amazing, but some of the most amazing and beautiful accomplishments are simply through the day to day things we have done in our life. The great learning we achieve through suffering, happy moments, love, the little things add up to a beautiful, meaningful, experienced life. The answer to what you want to do will come through all of your experiences and reflection. :)

Why am I here??? said...

Thank you Diana,

It took a lot of guts to post it to be honest. I made it and then waited a day. I gave myself a day to think about it and then said, 'what the hell!' Hopefully it will provide me with some inspiration also.

I will definitely plan a trip to Daegu in March, right before Sung Hyun sells his car (boohoo). I don't have a Skype account, but you can call me on my cell if you wish. I would be happy to answer any of your question you have.

I'm not sure what you mean by which site I'm using but if you are referring to traveling then check out www.travelfish.org

Helena,

REALLY? Isn't it scary? I don't mean it in a bad way but I'm relieved that I'm not the only one! Thanks for the reply.

Kim,

I'm hoping to find something in my life that I will "want" bad enough to go after. Time will tell.....MISS YOU KIM!

Nicole,

Thank you for your thoughts! I will remember this: RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW!

Thanks EVERYONE!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful and inspirational....you have given me much food for thought. Your honesty will set you free...

Lindsay said...

Thank you for your honesty and for putting yourself outthere. You summed up how I am feeling about many areas in my life in such a fantastic way. I also want to live my life, and be able to sleep through the storm. Thanks for the inspiration!

Tuyet said...

Jen,
I totally understand what you're going through. I believe it's call the quarter life crisis - been through it myself when I was 27-28ish. That was when I quit my job & followed my dream. I went back to school to become a teacher.

But life is funny... After getting my B.Ed. I thought that I would be teaching middle school for the rest of my life. That never happened... I'm currently working as a "travel trainer" for the city and I totally love my job. It wasn't anything close to what I set out looking for but it's what found me... hang in there girl, eventually you'll find what will let you sleep through a storm.

Btw, good luck with the move & living with your inlaws!

Amanda said...

Great video, Jen, and I'm sure it took guts to post it.

The key isn't just figuring out what you want to do. It's actually doing it. There are too many people out there who will do [something] someday.

There are limitations from the outside that you have to work within. (For example, we're stuck as residents of the US until/so Good Man can get citizenship.) And then are are limitations from the inside that you have to break free from and work through. (Fear is a big one.)

The problem (as I see it) is that too many people confuse the two. Many of the things we assume are "external" factors are more in our control than we think--lack of time, lack of money. (Obviously, I'm speaking from a Western perspective, and I'm not really speaking for folks making 62 cents a day.)

Good luck learning to "sleep through the storm."

Oh, one more thing--Google "Zen Habits, M.I.T." I think you might find it interesting.

John from Daejeon said...

This helps me when I'm questioning my choices and need a bit of inspiration (but I'll definitely check out that book): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwPQyxz5Rfw&feature=related It's "Just One Person" from Jim Henson's memorial. Hard to believe just how close the world came to never meeting the likes of Kermit, Oscar, and Big Bird.

Why am I here??? said...

Hey John,

That U-tube link was AWESOME!

I just watched it. Thanks for sharing!

www.tbossbone.com said...

Thank you for this... ;)