Introducing an Aspiring Visionary
My name is Brooklyn J. Frances. I’m a sign language interpreter, I live in Salt Lake City, and I get very little sleep. Those three facts may or may not be related.
One thing I know for sure is this: on the list of jobs that cause wear and tear on the brain, interpreting has got to be in the top five. For that reason, my company places heavy emphasis on self care, of the mental and emotional kind as well as physical. That’s how I came across a therapeutic concept called “mindfulness.” I’m far from being an expert on this, but from the little I have learned, I know I could use a lot more of it.
According to Psychology Today , “mindfulness is a state of active, open attention to the present. This state encompasses observing one’s thoughts and feelings without judging them as good or bad. To live mindfully is to live in the moment and reawaken oneself to the present.”
Thanks to modern technology, the hectic pace of my life, and a job that demands constant multitasking, I am in desperate need of reawakening. I want to be aware not only of what I’m doing, but why I do it. I want to get back in touch with myself, and find out whether my life is bringing me the peace and happiness I want. And if it is, I’d like to enjoy that happiness now and then.
Maybe you feel the same way. If so, are you ready to make that change? My goal in creating this blog is to share ideas on how to live mindfully – as well as my successes and failures at doing so. You’re invited to join me on my journey, where I hope you’ll find support, motivation, and the occasional chuckle.
With a clean and spacious new year (and decade) before us, now is the perfect time to begin. It’s time for us to wake up and open our eyes.
Let’s see life in 2020.