I enjoy writing my blog but if I’m honest there are weeks that I don’t even no where to start. I have to decide to be inspirational, light hearted or educational, I wasn’t sure what would come of this week’s post but I hope you find it is all three.
Each week my blog may impact different people which is the whole purpose. My hope is to kindle little lights that ignite other lights instead of extinguish them.
I’m extremely passionate about posting every week even on days when I find that it is 24 hours before I am about to post and I find myself still brainstorming my thoughts, my ideas shift even at 5am the day I’m posting (and I’m typically editing as I walk on the track at the local YMCA).
Then bam! The light switch is kindled.
I mean that’s how a good fire gets started and burns strong, right?
I have to intentionally open myself up to things I enjoy because that tends to lead to my idea for the week.
I open myself to the universe to kindle my light within.
Before opening myself up to start the kindling process I place myself in airuatiobs that open my heart and mind.
A few ways to kindle a light is by:
As, I was thinking about a kindled light I thought of someone I met back in October of 2019.
His light is lit!
Davian “DJ” Robinson.
I heard DJ speak as a keynote for a state campus recreation conference about “How he Recs” and later in the afternoon he attended my session on equity, diversity and inclusion. At the end of the session there was an automatic bond between us, I could feel the fire being kindled for our passion to create inclusive environments for various identities and our love for adventure!
Check out this story about DJ:
Well, a few months have passed since I met DJ. I believe the universe connects us at the right moments.
Wednesday of this week I attended the Grand Opening for UNC Charlotte’s University Recreation facility,
As I toured the facility with my fiancé and campus recreation colleagues, we traveled throughout spaces and found ourselves on the lower level where DJ was working out with his personal trainer.
I worked myself through the crowd and said, “Hey DJ, I’m Cara I met you at a conference in the fall I heard you speak and you later heard me speak.” He jumped in excitement and gave me a huge hug.
If that’s not having your light kindled I don’t know what is!
DJ’s light kindled my light on Wednesday.
Sometimes when we find our light being extinguished we have to place ourselves in situations to keep lit!
“Let us not curse the darkness. Let us kindle little lights.” - Dada Vaswani