Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Life is full of oppurtunities...

I have come to realize one critical thing in the last year and that is once you step out of your self imposed limitations there is no end to what you can achieve or work towards. The only exception to this might be running out of time in a day. :) If only I didn't need to sleep. lol

Sitting in my Anatomy and Physiology class last night we were discussing the limbic system and the different regions within the brain. Their functions and how they are affected. Aromatherapy is something I have believed in and utilized for many many years. The clinical basis behind it, however, is now something I have to delve into. I am very excited to begin some personal research on clinical aromatherapy.

I no longer push aside things that fascinate me or ideas that I have. Instead I choose to embrace them and relish delving into topics, ideas or experiences that I used to shy away from or just ignore. My life is more fulfilling then it has ever been. All because I have changed one thing about myself. I will try it. Whatever it is, where ever it is, no matter how uncomfortable it makes me. If it is something I feel experiencing will make me a better, stronger, and happier person I will keep an open mind. I used to be the queen of saying, "I don't like that." People would ask, have you ever tried it? I would say no, I just know I wouldn't like it.

I now LOVE spicy foods, SCI FI movies, being a HPS, school and trying new things as often as I can. I always told myself I don't like school and wouldn't do well in it, so why bother. I am now exceling in school and have no doubt my bachelors will be achieved.  I no longer fear others judgement or teasing. I am very happy being me and ironically find that peope are encouraged by my drive to be myself and find things that make me happy.. There is so much life out there for the taking. There are languages that can be learned, instruments that can be played, books to read. The relization that all I have to do is to stop thinking and start doing was a huge turning point in my life. It has changed me to my very core.

Is there something new you have learned lately?  Have you stepped out of your comfort zone to experience something new and loved it? I would love to hear.

Blessed Be


Wendilea said...

Love your post... good for you Kanani! I have always loved to sing and although I have always been shy to do so since a grade school teacher told me I only had a range of three good notes... well I challenged that and recently sang on my blog, and now if the spirit moves me I even sing along with the music in the grocery store!

Kanani said...

Isn't it amazing how being told we can't do something can keep us from ever trying to see if we can. That is wonderful for you! Thanks for sharing that! :)