Self-Care Challenge (Day 61): Changing My Mind

Senior PictureTwenty years ago, this was me. I was just weeks away from high school graduation, and I would soon be a pre-med student at Kent State University. 

Or so I thought.

That all changed the moment I took my first nutrition class. Something shifted within me, and I felt an undeniable connection with what I was learning. Armed with the knowledge that there is real power in the choices we make about how we care for ourselves, I knew that I wanted to focus my life’s work on the preventive side of health care rather the treatment end. 

My point is that we can change our mind any time we want to. We may think we know what we want to “do,” “have,” or “be,” but one conversation or experience could change everything. I’m sure many of us know people who have made a significant career shift after devoting a near-lifetime to another field. And why shouldn’t they?

Changing our mind can be a form of self-care in that it leaves us open to exploring new possibilities. 

I’ve come to understand that we are multi-purposed beings, and our life’s purpose doesn’t have to be limited to just one thing. All of us possess a multitude of unique skills and gifts, and we can choose any number of them to share with the world. 

What will you share?


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