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My name is Kerri and welcome to Love Today Now.  Let’s start with a little background about me and why I decided to start this blog.  As it turns out I started going through my mid life crisis a bit early at the ripe old age of 32.  

Yes, I said 32…

I want to start by acknowledging that I know my life is good.  I am so very grateful for everything I have in this life.  But you know that feeling you get when something’s missing? It’s like your soul keeps nudging you to figure out what you’re really here for.  No job is ever satisfying or fulfilling enough because deep inside yourself you know it’s not your soul’s purpose and you know you were meant to do something, but you just don’t know what.  You keep searching and searching but you just can’t figure out that one thing that would make your life complete and your soul smile.  That’s where I was, and that’s why I’m here.  

So a little about me…when I graduated high school I honestly had no clue at 17-18 years old what the hell I wanted to do with my life.  All I knew was I had to go to college.  I picked a school to apply to, got in, and off I went.  I chose to go to business school because why not?  After 4 years of a lot of partying and a little growing up, I graduated with my BBA.  Now what?  Well, I moved home and got a bunch of part time receptionist jobs and searched for my dream job.  I was naive.  That dream job didn’t exist for me and getting any job using my degree was not going well.  I did a lot of growing up at this point.  I started realizing that I wanted to do something that made a difference.  I decided to go to school to be a social worker.  I took some classes to get a head start and applied to a program.  I didn’t get in.  My life was over.  I had no plan B.  

At this point I moved to Philadelphia and got another receptionist job.  I still couldn’t shake the feeling I needed to do something more with my life, I wanted to make a difference.  I decided to go to nursing school.  I quit my job, acquired a shit ton of debt, and started a second degree BSN program that would take 11 months of full time schooling.  I did it!  I got through one of the hardest nursing programs and got a job in nursing.  I was starting my journey of living my true soul’s purpose, or so I thought.  I have had the opportunity over the last few years to work with some of the smartest, most amazing people.  I have learned and grown SO much, and I have so much to be proud of.  But I’m going to be totally honest here: I started to get extremely burned out.  I was taking care of everyone else and not myself.  My self care was nonexistent.  I started to become someone I didn’t like.  I was negative.  My self talk was negative.  My view of my future was negative.  I still couldn’t shake that nudging feeling that there was something else I was supposed to be doing with my life.  I wasn’t fulfilled.  That feeling would not give.  It was like someone was screaming at me that now is the time.  Now is the time to connect with my true self and LISTEN.  So that’s what I did.  I went from full time to per diem at my job and starting doing things that I love in my free time.  I surrendered.  I started letting the universe guide me, and here I am.  

This idea for a blog was born on a day that started out really crappy.  That day started ugly and my self talk was negative, my attitude was negative.  Normally this negativity would have killed my day and sent me into a spiral of anxiety and living the whole day in my negative thoughts. But not that day.  I made a conscious decision to LOVE TODAY NOW. I get one chance to live this day.  My soul gets one chance to live this life on earth.  Did I want to spend that day moving from fear, staying stagnant, and never grow? Or do I choose to listen to the universe and my heart and chase the things I love?  I chose growth.  I chose to only let things that fill me up enter my life.  And I chose to start this blog, to share my passion and growth with you.  I want to share the good with you, share the not so good with you, have fun with you, and grow with you.  Know that whatever phase of life you are in you are not alone.  My favorite quote sums up the point of why I’m here writing to you today: “Don’t ask what the world needs.  Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it.  Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”  My hope is that this blog inspires you to find what makes your heart beat, light up the world, and most importantly…love today now. 

How will you love today now?

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