Day 1: Watch an inspiring TED Talk


So I didn’t publish last week because I was quite literally dying with a fever of 102 and the worst muscle aches of my life! The flu hit me hard, and then bronchitis did, and the drama queen in me had no choice but to collapse completely, sort of like Chris Traeger from Parks and Rec.

I’ve managed to recover though, and in celebration, I am doing a self-care challenge!!! I came across the idea on Pinterest and tweaked it a bit—and I am really excited! Day 1 commenced with a TED Talk, and I watched Emilie Wapnick’s talk on “why some of us don’t have one true calling.” It’s 12 minutes-long, and worth every second.

Essentially, Wapnick talks about people who don’t have a specialty in life; they have multiple passions that all come together to form who they are. It really resonated with me, especially right now in my life when I’m changing my career trajectory and what not (used to want to be a lawyer, now I won’t touch that idea with a 10-foot pole). Hearing someone say that you don’t have to be just one thing, one kind of person was so affirming; I don’t have to sacrifice my dreams of being a yoga instructor for being a writer, and ya know what, I could run my own radio program while doing both!

That was the first TED Talk that I’ve watched in such a long time, and so this challenge is definitely making me do good things for myself that I otherwise would not do voluntarily.

Jump on in if you want!!! Tomorrow’s task: Focus on hydration.

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