“Karen’s Noggin’ 🧠 Nuggets” #7 ~ August 27, 2022
WHO PUT THE DOPE IN MY PEN AND PAPER???
Hmmm??? I’ve always heard people talk about finding their place in the world and being used by God, it’s smooth sailing and they’re using the gifts that God gives them. The recipients are blessed, and they get blessed…yadda yadda yadda!
That seemed like a fairytale in a fairyland to me when I heard this. What a faraway dream that was to me. I’m smart enough to know that it’s never all smooth sailing, no matter who you are. I’ve always just wanted to use the gifts God gave me to be a blessing to others.
I have tried so many different jobs, careers, and even states that you would have thought I would stumble upon the right ‘thing’ for me. Many jobs I probably stayed at too long. Other things I did, I did well for a time and reached some level of success however it didn’t stay as it was only for a season and then I was on the next adventure with new opportunities waiting for me. This pattern would continue for the majority of my adult life. As you can imagine, it was exhausting, and it didn’t help that it chipped away at my self-esteem which was already a bit fragile.
My zig-zag, up & down, back & forth travels through life would bring me to Tuesday, January 11, 2022, as I embarked on an opportunity that would forever change my life. I enrolled at the International ADHD Coach Training Center to become a Certified ADHD Life Coach. January 11, 2022, was my first day of class and now August 2022 I’m working towards my graduation requirements. One of those requirements was to write ONE blog. Well, here we are…in the midst of blog #7 in only 11 days.
Could it be I’m doing what I love or is it just the ‘honeymoon stage with my shiny new toy? At this moment, only God knows!
I find it fascinating that once I start writing one word, and then another, words continue to follow, and on we go to build an interesting story that qualifies for a blog. I have people that want to read these ‘nuggets’ and they are doing it. I know it’s only a 1-3 minute read however there’s a lot of competition for everyone’s attention out there. Now the crazy thing is, I’m receiving a lot of positive feedback from those that are interested and taking the time to read ‘Karen’s Noggin’ Nuggets’! Wouldn’t my English teachers be surprised!!!
Even though I questioned my journey and asked ‘why’ more than I want to admit, I now know that all of those jobs, experiences, roommates, and multiple states were part of the plan for this moment in time. The other truly amazing revelation is that as I’m searching for significance in all the wrong places, there are boxes of journals that began in 1981 that has been patiently waiting for me to unwrap the gems that are hidden in those pages. My dream and the ability to do what I love to do has been with me all along. They’ve traveled with me for a total of 23 moves in 6 different states.
Have you ever felt like everyone seems to have their act together but you? Or gee, things seem to just go their way, what’s wrong with me? More than likely, there’s nothing wrong my friend. We are all on such a unique journey with different paths to make them our own.
When someone has a passion and they love what they do, it gives them energy, they’re excited and typically want to keep doing it. For people with ADHD, these feelings are ‘hits of dopamine. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that is made in the brain and the nervous system uses it to send messages between nerve cells. Not all brains make enough dopamine naturally and the lack of this vital neurotransmitter makes life more of a challenge than normal.
Who knew that some of the dopamine I have needed my whole life has been hiding in my pen and paper? All in plain sight!
I now know that my wonderful Heavenly Father who loves me so much (and loves you too) put that dopamine in my pens and paper!!! I hope and pray that I can use this gift to work with those that are wanting to be coached and/or just enjoy the nuggets that my dope-filled pen and paper produce!
Either way, I give God all the Glory for the dope in my pen & paper!
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Thank you for reading “Karen’s Noggin’🧠 Nuggets” #7 ~ August 27, 2022