MKMMA Week 17

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“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” — Einstein

I cannot express just how true the above sentiment is. This week, I dropped Facebook like a sack of potatoes. It’s probably not forever, but I am focusing on being PRESENT more in my daily life than present in social media. So far, so good! I focused more on my coursework and in-person relationships, stayed busy at work, and just generally tried to not allow social media withdrawals in my life… hahaha.

The week and a half I spent off of Facebook was one of the BEST decisions I’d ever made. I’ve dropped Fb before, but never for more than a few days at a time. I used this extra time to catch up on some movies I’ve been meaning to watch – and it has changed my life.

I finally watched Interstellar. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend to give it a shot. This movie is PHENOMENAL. There are some who say otherwise, and that’s perfectly fine. This movie has changed my life, my path. All with one simple decision to give up something that was so clearly holding me back from doing the thing(s) I wanted to do.

Can I tell you how it changed my life? It’s no longer a secret!

I’m going to be an astronaut. I AM AN ASTRONAUT!

Being an astronaut was a childhood dream of mine. One of three things: Astronaut, Dinosaur bone digger upper, Female Pro Baseball Player. We grow up, though, and we allow our interests and creativity to be stifled (don’t do that! I beg of you!). We allow others to influence the things that truly interest us… and push us away from our calling!

I cannot tell you how EXCITED I am for this next part of the journey! I am going back to school this fall. EVERYTHING is changing, and I am doing my best to keep up. This makes the most sense for me, as I was struggling to really OWN my DMP. When I finished my half-marathon (YAY! GO ME!), I looked at my DMP ready to revise it and thought………………………………………….. now what?

The rest of my DMP then felt like it wasn’t authentic. I felt stuck. I felt as though I had NO direction. I didn’t know what to do. Get quiet. Just…get… QUIET.
And it came to me. I still have the desire to be an astronaut with childlike wonder. I always am staring at the stars, changing wallpapers and backgrounds to include my favorite heavenly bodies…But I realize that being an astronaut is MORE than just going into space. I am currently trying to identify my PURPOSE in space. What am I going to use this for? How will I use my superpowers to help others? Still working on that part! 😀 I renewed  my prescription for rose-colored glasses, because everything IS a miracle!

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4 thoughts on “MKMMA Week 17

  1. AWESOME Stephanie!!! What a great turnaround – recognizing that you still had a dream to follow and fulfill 🙂 I wish you wondrous success and joy on your travels! Yours in Gratitude, Light & Love, Peace & Joy wendyht

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  2. Amazing!! My good friend got really inspired by that movie too. I am cheering you on your new path!! Way to go!! I too have had thoughts about leaving FB behind. Feels like such a waste of time. Thank you for the inspiration to do so! Hello World… or for you Hello Space!

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