My beautiful people, please meet my Rita on my #542 Beirut Marathon #running Team
We had our first chat or little talk on Thursday as we completed our training.
We had total 70min of running to complete.
Follow your passion, or whatever you think you’ll love, always.
I could soo relate because her story, could have been mine if things had not changed for me the way they did to take me to where i am passionate and happy today.
Rita spent 9 years at Deloitte & Touche as Auditor.
She woke up one day, resigned within a month because she felt stuck.
She didn’t feel she was living or liking what she is SO good at.
People, colleagues..they kept asking, who head-hunted you? Tell us, tell us: you have Deloitte, 9 years …
she said, I am done with corporate life.
It took my life away from me.
No, i don’t regret it, but i wasn’t happy anymore.
I lost part of myself being in corporate, doing what i do and how i do it.
3months out today, she went to London, took a “shoe-making” workshop- yes you read right- and today she seeks employment in it here 🙂
She told me,
yes, i think i have the passion for it, i been inquiring and researching more about it here. I think i’ll love it. I want to work in it.
She wants to teach 🙂 she asked me about my experience about it.
She is so #happy she feels it, really, for a first time since the past 9 years.
More about our beautiful route that day:
We took a different direction than usual to have some uphill as well;
It was our first scenic route:) , reaching the below Raouche rock by sunset!
It was epic, my first time by that route on foot, and first time i see the scenery from up, overlooking the rock, as follows.
We started on the Corniche: photo 1, up to the road overlooking the Raouche Rock: photo 2:)
If you know a little about Lebanon, you’d know it has lots of green and touristic places in the mountains. But in Beirut, the population is big, green fields or parks are not so common. So, doing this route that night, when i met Rita, really met her story exposed me to the most astounding scenery:)
Sept.2, 2017 at 11.06am
I have surrounded myself with the GREATEST most beautiful people ever, by doing just that..
My favourite response from My people to the above-shared:
From D. in the UK:
“This is just so well said […]. I wish more people valued transparency as opposed to seeing it as a weakness. [Some] cultures pride themselves on being stoic and not showing emotions, which I appreciate is appropriate at times but it’s a very restrictive way of living.
Having said that, I feel that having my emotions out in the open does leave me more vulnerable but now more than ever, I find that people appreciate this more than hiding behind a mask.
When u let it go, it soon turns into your biggest strength: that is, your story..
My people, when you adjust your attitude, every morning, every hour, every minute of anger or anxiety or depression,
People around you feel it,
You are left with what u exactly need to make it in this life, every time, even if u had to start over, countless times.
“There will be times when your soul seems nothing but tired and your mind tries to pull you back into the darkness you have fought so diligently to be free of.
It is normal, and it is okay.
Being genuinely happy and at peace does not mean being in a consistent state of elation.
Don’t beat yourself up because you don’t wake up with a radiating smile every single day.
Understand that being vulnerable to negative emotions is a part of being human, and it in no way makes you weak or pathetic .
Continue to be patient and kind with yourself ,
Continue to fight through those draining moments and do not allow them to persist longer than they should.
You are in complete control;
sadness is simply a visitor within your mental space, not a permanent resident.
Chat with it, understand it, master it, and most importantly, know when to say goodbye.
You will make up the next morning and everything will make sense. It will all be wonderful. Believe that!”
I read this a while back my beautiful people. I honestly can’t remember when , where, who, or how, but it came up back today and i felt a lot of us out there need it. Truly🌈.
I have a new undertaking i’m dying to tell you about, my people.
It is literally changing my life, my every single day.
And so, telling you about it, i am sure you can relate it to your lives. Here’s a sneak peak (foto), stay tuned for more i promise in a new post for just “us time”.
All my love,
PS: Be happy, but let yourself be sad too ..because sadness, well, it brings people TogetheR in its own way, by revealing vulnerabilty, humility (tears), emotion, affection, care, love …