Today It Is All About Me

I won! I won! Someone noticed me! It is one of our deepest desires to be noticed. Whoo Hoo! Mama Wolfe from mamawolfe noticed me and my lil ole blog and gave me this cool About Me award.

Really cool, except, wait…there’s a catch. I have to tell 7 things about me.

Perhaps if you been reading my blog, you have been wondering, Does Jodi have any problems? Her life looks perfect. Does she have any quirks? Perhaps a skeleton in her closet?

I am human, aren’t I? I fret much of the time as alone and confused as the next guy. And, I have a past that effected me and a future I sometimes fear.

So many people’s life look perfect from the outside. They appear confidence and happy to us. But, as a counselor, I get the inside scoop. The truth is that most people have just as tumultuous an inner critic as we do. It is an epidemic in our culture. I am no exception.

7 Things About Me

I am just like everyone else, here is why:

1. Monday night I cried when my son dropped and broke the ceramic Snoopy ornament I received from Santa when I was about 5 years old. He felt
terrible. My daughter Lily spent twenty minutes trying to puzzle it together even though we had no super glue in the house. It touched my heart that she was so sensitive. The Snoopy symbolized a exceptionally happy Christmas among some anxiety provoking ones.

More about me…

2. I collect nativities. The more unique the better. I have 12 sets. My favorite is a handmade clay one I found at a garage sale. The camel is so cool. I love garage sales, but never have time to go to any lately.

3. When I was 20 years old, I set off to ride a dirt bike 200 kilometers from Brisbane to Byron Bay (Australia) over mountains with a tupperwear of pasta on my back for nourishment. I made it half way to the Gold Coast ten hours later and collapsed for 12 hours before hitch hiking to Byron Bay sans the bike. What a doofus, on all accounts.

4. I take singing lessons. OK, if you are close to me you know this: I am usually flat and off key, but it feels soooo good to me. Besides making me happy, it helps clear the throat chakra and open the heart chakra.

5. I love a good cry— letting it erupt from deep inside me, bringing the dread, grief and longing to the surface where it can be healed and soothed. I love being with these feelings in the absolute moment allowing them without judgment. It provides me such a release and speeds recovery from whatever bothered me.

6. I was close to all four of my grandparents. I feel the three that have past away with me in Spirit always guiding me and influencing all I do. My surviving Grandma is as sharp as a tack. I love being around her.

7. Also, I wanted to be an architect when I was a sophomore in High School. But doing some fundraising and volunteering in 11th and 12th grade pointed me a new direction (helping others) and I never looked back. (Of course until I designed my house.)

Becoming a healer

Many times people ask me how I have come to healing in my life. How I got through my darkest moments. Here it goes: I read a lot of inspirational quotes, I meditated and prayed a lot. Of course, I cried and I laughed. I believed that I was worth feeling better. And I found people that I could trust for support. But sometimes I had to just distract myself.

Here are some fellow bloggers who distract me, help me laugh, cry, be heartened and feel not quite so alone. It is to them, I will now pass on the award.

One Sister’s Rant

Capricious Yogi

The Spirit That Moves Me

Nourish Thyself

A Women’s Nest

10 thoughts on “Today It Is All About Me”

  1. Congrats on the award Jodi.

    Your #4 sounds like quite of an adventure–courageous. The kind of thing you don’t tell your kids until they are old enough not to want to try it copy it.

  2. Jodi, you are so cool! Thank you for thinking of me and bestowing me with this award! I’m delighted! Congratulations on your award! It was wonderful to read seven new things about you. I was surprised to read you wanted to be an architect, that you actually rode on a dirt bike in Australia, and that you take singing lessons. Incredibly versatile, are we? hee hee! I”m sorry about your Snoopy ornament. It’s terrible when we lose something that has so much nostalgic value. I hope you can glue it back! Once again, thank you for the award, sister. I am truly touched. 🙂

  3. Rachel Wallmuller

    Jodi! Congrats on your award and thanks so much for sharing the award and space with me. I’d love to guest blog sometime and vice versa. Let’s connect! 🙂

    Also, I love this post and incredibly honest and human it is. Cry, laugh, sing, share and live. Some of my favorite words to live by! Shanti, shanti, shanti… and much love! 🙂

  4. Wow! That was so well written jodi! And Im not saying judt because my blog is in it either, you led in and segued so professionally! Also,thank you for giving me the mention too and the award,that was really sweet and I somehow think it might have more with getting me back to my blog than just liking it but since it indeed lit a fire under me to go ahead and get back to it, I wont ask which it is. 😉 So thank you snd keep up the good writing!

  5. Yes, Congrats! I love that you love a good cry and taking sing lessons, you’re a brave woman. In my dream world I sing like Linda Ronstadt (love her voice).

  6. “Here it goes: I read a lot of inspirational things, I meditated and prayed a lot. I cried and I laughed. I believed that I was worth feeling better. And I found people that I could trust for support. But sometimes I had to just distract myself.”
    I read your posts (very inspirational), I meditated with you, I cried many times and laughed with you, and I trust you for support. Thank you Jodi <3
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