Let’s Play

I decided to play with energy once again and focus on attracting those with similar interests and practice trusting my intuition.
Here is what happened next.

The aroma of cinnamon, cardamon, cumin and coriander lured me into a small Indian restaurant. I noticed there were a few places left to sit. I ask a lady if I could take the seat directly across from her. She nodded and gestured for me to take a seat.
After the initial how do you do’s, I said instead of you telling me what you do I would like to guess. She said ok. I said you are or were a writer and a marketer of international goods. She raised her gaze from her plate smiled and replied as a matter of fact yes. She said she was from France, and I said I would have thought you were from Turkey. She asked, what made you think I was Turkish? I said, don’t know. She smiled and said well my husband is an American Turk. We looked at each other and chuckled. I told her I was experimenting with trusting my intuition and focusing on attracting others with similar energy. I shared with her that I have a blog, and my intent is to encourage others to challenge their fears and live outside their box. She said it is interesting that you say that.
I established a non-profit organization called Women on a Mission. She explained the mission of her non-profit is to encourage women who have a passion for adventure to experience life outside their comfort zone, traveling to places that push them to their limits. Each woman who chooses to participate in an adventure is required to raise funds for a worthy cause and support those less fortunate.
I had this BIG cheesy grin on my face and thought is this fun or what?
Check out her website: http://www.womenmission.com

Try playing with attracting the energy you want more of in your life and then share with me your experiences. I would love to hear!


What IF…

In my twenties I would have never thought to live outside the norms, I felt society placed on me.
Growing up, I learned I must go to school, get a job and invest my money for retirement. To think anything differently was irrational and irresponsible.
What if we chose to invest in the experiences of life instead of investing in a future we are not guaranteed we’ll see.

While vacationing in the Indonesian islands, I met a humble young man named Dillon from Sydney, Australia. I happen to start a conversation with him… I know, so unheard of for me. He shared he was currently on a trip with his mother and getting ready to embark on an adventure on his own.
Dillon shared with me his dream and outlook on life.

He knew from a very young age he wanted something different out of life.
At the ripe age of 23, he has managed to save nearly $70,000. He said, “I worked hard, often working two jobs to get where I am today. I think I started at the age of 10, he chuckled. It’s easy for me to save money. I don’t drink, smoke or do drugs and most of my clothes are given to me. I am a minimalist and do not want material things. Things are crap. What do they do for us? Life is meant to be experienced. I see a lot of people attached to their phones and stuck in a rat race. He said I don’t want to be a part of that. It doesn’t mix with my soul, and I wouldn’t be happy doing that.” His eyes brightened when he shared his concept of being free of all material things.
He doesn’t plan on working. He would like to do some volunteer work. Possibly WWOOFing (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms), an exchange program providing one service, predominantly room, and board, for another while having an uncommon work experience in a foreign environment.

He said he was nervous traveling on his own but not enough to stop him.