Im in blissful disbelief! I had to renew my passport bc Im going to be traveling internationally again as part of my MBA program Handing over my little beloved blue book full of stamps, visas and memories got me to thinking...Im reaaallly lucky to have gotten the life changing perspective shifts I got from living abroad. And WOW. To be American. What an experience!
I didn't always appreciate my nationality. Actually, I used to be so embarassed by being Texan that I would lie about it (Sorry Texas, I really do love you now!) I saw the American way as wastful, materialistic and imperialistic. Living in Berlin, I tried tirelessly to immigrate to Germany believing that their way must be better than mine. One visa after another, I eventually ran out of options for staying and had to come home.
Five years later, I can finally see why and feel so incredibly grateful to be exactly where I am. Not that other places aren't equally as incredible and I recommend experiencing as many foreign cultures as possible, it's just my soul needs to be right where I am right now. I'm so grateful I can go to graduate school, grateful I can chose to follow my dreams of building a business, grateful I can chose to either get married or stay single, grateful I can chose to be a mother or a career woman or both, grateful my currency is worth enough that I can travel abroad, grateful to live in a culture that values positivity and innovation, grateful to be part of a spiritually open community. Despite all of the shenanigans going on in the good ol' US of A at the moment, I am delighted to be here.
I believe our souls chose the time, place and parents we are born into this lifetime depending on the specific lessons we need to learn to grow and the specific contributions we need to make to the collective whole. And wow what a spectacular situation I chose this time around. On the verge of a consciousness revolution, I get to build in a society that has huge impact potential not just at home, but in the world at large. If that's not motivating to get out there and create positive change, I don't know what is! ✌🏻️.
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