the climb is where success begins

June 27, 2021

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My name is Yasmin, and I’m excited to begin this new season of my life blogging and sharing my progress through life without the fine gift of mentor figures as I’ve pursued personal and professional success. Why a blog?

Well, I love to write! I enjoy connecting with people from a variety of backgrounds to have meaningful conversations. Just that simple for me.

You might have noticed under my site name, there are three words: Rest, Climb, and Celebrate. They were chosen because my life consistently is in motion with those three action verbs: Rest, Climb, Celebrate. Picture for a second a mountain, as a metaphor, where the base, sides, and top of the mountain is where I can be found living my life at any given time.

Whenever I’m not scaling the sides of that metaphoric mountain, I’ve learned to enjoy the rest because I know that very soon an idea for a project will drop into my soul and I will begin enthusiastically climbing to get to the summit once more! And do I ever love the climb as that’s where I get to create beautiful experiences. (As of this writing, another project has already dropped in…)

And so this is where I am currently, scaling the sides of the mountain with this wonderful idea of creating my blog. Every chance I get, I rush to the third floor of my home, to my office, to work on developing this blog.

I sit behind a white desk, surrounded by plants, pictures of those I love stuck on a wooden ladder on my left, papers of things I don’t want to forget on a taller wooden ladder on the right, my printer on a bar stool, and an easel in front of me where I can write phrases to encourage and motivate me (currently one side of the easel reads, “In every season, You are capable of great things,” and the other side reads, “You’ve got this, Watch me rise, Let’s go, and Let’s do this.”)

That was written when I was contentedly resting at the base of the mountain a few weeks ago!

Also, sprawled out on the carpeted floor in front of my desk and where my toes occasionally touch his soft silky body is The Bustey, my boxer-mix rescue dog, his eyes closed. However any sudden movements from me, or any different sounds he hears outside from the open window, he either opens his eyes sleepily to check on me or shoots up to rush to the window to bark, or runs down the three flights of stairs to look through the front door and make sure no harm comes to us, or to bark affectionately as he greets his best friend Jetson!!! (LOL)

By the way, as of this writing, scaling this mountain looks like it’s going to be quite the challenge for this nurse of several decades who’s expertise is at my patients’ bedside and not with the required technology I’m facing on this computer!! I’ve already changed my website Host once, uggh!! And, so I look towards my easel and I’m reminded, ‘You’ve got this.’

If I still have your attention, please know that I plan on posting a blog every Sunday and Wednesday. And if you’re reading this post today, thanks for joining me, and especially on the debut of my BLOG lifewithoutmentors.

Published by yasmin@lifewithoutmentors

I have been a health care professional for decades and worked in hospitals all over the United States. Originally from the Caribbean. I have noticed over the years that I really enjoy creating beautiful experiences for others through oral and written feedback as well as creating events to celebrate milestones in life, as an Event Planner.

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