Friday, September 28, 2012

Catching up on Homework

Hey Ya'll,
So, I promised to keep you posted as I progressed through the IIN program and I intend to keep my promise. As I stated in my last post I allowed myself to slack a bit and fell behind in my lectures and homework. Well things have slowed down at work a bit this week and I am using the lighter workload as an opportunity to multi-task. So as I complete mundane duties at work I am plugged into my lectures to get caught up on the Modules. So in the few modules that I'm floating through I believe I have learned way more about raw food smoothies than I ever thought possible. Also, I think if I hear the exact same"marketing your business" tips again I might scream. I feel as though the exact same information is being beaten into my head every few weeks. I fully understand that these tips are thoroughly important for success in our businesses. But dear goodness! I would really prefer more information about how to get what you want out of life. How to actually BE the person that you want to be in order to feel competent enough to assist others in their journey. I'm only about 1/4 of the way through the program and already I feel as though I could launch a business from the ground up, but I'm not feeling up to par on the plethora of food or lifestyle information that is out there. I am thinking though that all of the business information is so heavily laced into the lessons early on in the program because there is such a big push to begin seeing clients about halfway through the program so that you have an established practice by the time you graduate. I imagine that further into the program the fine tuning of the food information comes more regularly. Don't get me wrong there is PLENTY of information to shuffle through in the supplemental work. It's just not what is being consistently focused on at the moment in the lessons/lectures; I am a bit frustrated with this.

On the upside the daily journal that I am keeping for homework really helps me understand myself a little more with each day. I am more aware of cravings and where I slack in motivation. I am much more aware of why I feel in such a rut with my life and why I seem to always feel lonely. I understand what drives me a bit better and how to successfully reward myself. My life has always been a swirling ball of indecision and the few things I made definitive choices on took me down paths that were difficult to navigate through and drained a lot of life from me. But I am glad that I chose to take part in this program, because I truly believe that if nothing else comes of this I will have a much better understanding of who I am, who I want to be, and then have the courge to actually be everything I want. So, maybe it's not about knowing more about food...maybe it's really all about just knowing yourself better. Now there's food for thought
Namaste Ya'll

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Falling Behind

So, it's been a few weeks since my last update on my endeavors at IIN and I must say that it is simply because I have fallen behind in my school work. The work that pays our bills has been more demanding of my time lately and I find myself having to re-balance. I have been taking the time lately to really thinking about what I would like to do with all the information that I am gaining. Everyday I am encouraged to take a little time to really visualize my future. To form in my mind's eye what I want my life to look like and how my career fits into it. I know with no uncertainty that my passions lay with food. The ultimate goal here at the end of this program is to have a clear, defined plan for my career. To identify my truest passion and how to make a living with it without ruining my love with work. I will find that place where so many have said "Do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life." And when that revelation hits I will truly be Zen Tasting.
Namaste Ya'll