Wednesday, 29 June 2011

There's no time like the present...

Today I started a blog - something I've wanted to do for some time, but kept putting off.  As my mom engrained in the "little voice" inside my head, "There's no time like the present".  I've made a conscious choice to start doing, being and believing all the things I desire in my life.  Writing, as I've been told, is one of my strengths.  More than that, it's one of my passions.  So off I go..."doing" something that brings some satisfaction to my essence.  What are you doing now in your life that gives you purpose & satisfaction?

In thinking about what the "purpose" of my blog would be, I wanted to have a place to come share and open up about the "a-ha", WTF, and OMG moments that unfold in my life and those around me.  I wanted to have a place where you, my audience, could do the same.  I am a working mother of 2, and often get struck by moments or realizations in my day I wish I could explore further in an open forum.  Some moments are deep, some pertain to the wacky world of Motherhood, and some no more superficial and ridiculous than the topics of Seinfeld episodes :)  Ultimately, life experiences, and the ways we come to understand them, should be shared, explored and contemplated.   From this open exchange, I believe, we are led to deeper understandings (ie. Wisdom). 

This past year alone has been crammed with significant moments - some have brought immense joy, others great disappointment and sadness.   Each one, I'm certain, will be a topic of discussion in my series of posts.  I regret none of them, as each one has brought a lesson, and, collectively, they've set me forth on a spiritual journey ---> destination unknown, but I like where it's heading so far.

As for the title of my blog - Women Into Wisdom - it stems from my belief that women have a powerful voice, and undeniable sense of intuition.  We need to bring these out more in eachother.  Too often we turn against eachother - caught up in our own quest to exude the image of a perfect woman, unleashing our judgemental, catty sides on eachother, instead of supporting and learning from one another.  Let's face it, women have enough demands and self-depricating moments in our day - we don't need to exacerbate this overwhelm by being unkind and critical of one another.  Hence, "Women Into Wisdom".  "Women", being us, and our voice, "Into" representing intuition, as well as the action of moving "into" a state of deeper understanding that is, by definition, "Wisdom".

I'll sign off with something to ponder.  I often hear or read that those closest to us are the best predictors of where we're headed, the best assessors of what we should do/be in life, and the most accurate in pin-pointing our strengths/weaknesses.  I've often been told I'm "wise", should be an event planner, and become a writer.  While I love event planning(if my wedding and kids' b-day parties count ;), it hasn't evolved into a full-blown career.  And writing, well beyond work correspondence and this blog, I haven't pursued it much.  Being called "wise" is flattering, but, strangely, not surprising.  My birthname means "Wisdom."  Do you believe our characteristics are pre-determined based on the meaning behind our names? Date of birth? Some other defining element?  Are you living up to other people's interpretation of you?  Consciously?  Sub-consciously? 

As an aside, I'm most grateful for your time in reading my very first shot at a blog!  More to come...standby!