Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Mediation and Meditation

So far, I'm not getting into blogging too heavily yet.  A big reason why is I feel guilty doing it when my basement is still a disaster and my garden is not ready for spring.  Another great excuse is, I'm going to school.  Yep!  I'm taking classes to certify as a mediator. Why?  That's just the way I roll.  One thing leads to another and I find myself on a new path.  Not that I plan on leaving the old path, but I'm branching out in an effort to have more services to offer and to learn something new.   So this path started really a few years ago.  I was interpreting in a trial and a witness does mediating, which had nothing at all to do with the case, it was just a side job this guy had.  The attorney asked him what training he needed to do that job and it didn't sound like it was any more complicated than becoming an interpreter and that piqued my interest.  I had already interpreted for mediations and I liked what I saw, and actually, it requires some similar skills to the ones I use to interpret.  Then a few weeks later my husband mentioned that a guy that works for him was taking a mediation course and he thought I would be good at it.  Plus, they need more people doing it that speak Spanish.  It was too weird, I took it for a sign and spent the next year and a half trying to get BYU to let me sign up for a prerequisite course.   Finally last fall I took that course.  Due to the fact that BYU will do anything to make my life difficult, they no longer offer the mediation courses so I'm taking them at UVU.  It took another year to get my records to UVU and get into the course.  Now I'm fighting to get into next semester's course.  Anyhow, it has been a fascinating ride so far, and I'm learning a lot of things that apply to life in general so it shouldn't be a wash-up no matter what.

Now the other thing I'm doing just adds a t- meditation. :) Sweet, huh?  Why? Because I have had a lot of health issues and I figure the root cause of whatever is really going wrong (who knows) is that you can't live in a blender indefinitely.  Eventually, the stress will make you sick.  This is a way to calm and focus and relax my body and mind.  I'm no sure how far I'll get with it, but so far, I'm liking it too.  Which leads, in a strange sort of way to what I plan to do next when I get done with school.  Take belly dancing classes.  Because they help you relax and stay fit.  I'm not planning to do live performances.  It's just for me; it's really fun! My mom probably remembers that when I was really little I said I wanted to be a belly dancer when I grew up.  I meant ballet, but now I"m getting back to my original goal- to be a (closet) belly dancer. 


RAQ said...

yoga is also great for helping you relax and calm yourself as well...best wishes in your new pursuits!

4boyzmdmom said...

Good for you! It's always a great to try new things and learn new skills!

Jason Gosseck said...

interesting blog...keep up the work. it takes effort, but the end result is priceless.


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