Current Thoughts from an Analytic Creative
"The quality of your life is directly related to the amount of uncertainty you can comfortably live with." - Mastin Kipp
Ahhh, words that I (and so many of us) need to hear, digest, and take with us.
I woke up this morning feeling consumed in my worries about ish regarding the house buying process. I felt the tension in my jaw from clenching my teeth all night and decided ENOUGH of this. I opened up Insight Timer and one of today’s free meditations was about listening to your intuition. Needless to say, it was just what the spiritual doctor ordered.
I even took it a step further and listened to a one-hour recording of a session I had last year with Jenn Racioppi, an incredible astrologer and women’s success coach. It helped me reflect on how my life has unfolded since she and I last spoke, and it reminded me to keep trusting in myself. So, that’s what I’m working on tapping into this week and beyond… TRUST.
Merging the head and the heart
As an "analytic creative" my brain is always swirling with new ideas, dreams, feelings, and concepts. Yet, once I land on an idea that I want to pursue, I act on it swiftly with strategic left-brain solutions, while also leaving space for creative flexibility. It has definitely been my defining strength in growing and scaling my business.
BUTTT, sometimes the overly-analytical critical thinker in me starts to take over and pushes my intuition out the window. Buh-bye. It's a constant practice I work on in order to stay grounded in what feels right in my heart.
When it comes down to making huge pivotal life decisions (like buying a house) I can drive myself CRAZY mapping out every actionable plan, researching, getting opinions, and asking every question under the sun... it's exhausting.
That, my friends, is why my mindfulness practice has become such a huge pillar in my life. It's a conscious effort I make in order to merge my head and my heart, so I can move through life more aligned, guided, and supported by my intuition. But like I said, it’s a practice. So, I have to willingly keep coming back to it.
Making big life decisions
It's funny how the home-buying process has ruffled up some serious stuff within me, while other big decisions like quitting my job were an easier decision for me. I guess it's because I started this house process not knowing anything at all, feeling completely out of my comfort zone, and so I took action to learn everything I could in order to make the most educated decision.
At the end of the day, I just have to come to terms with knowing I've done my due diligence, and I can't possibly know or predict everything that could break or become an issue in the future. All I can do now is trust my intuition, trust in my partner Andrew, and trust that we will be just fine.
Love you all. Love all your guidance in process, and I’ll be sure to keep you posted when (and if) we close on a house.
If any of the above is hitting home with you, just know I'm here in it with you too.
Sending you love, clarity, and PEACE OF MIND,