#25 Leadership,Values,Mission

In the past weeks,I have been super busy.

Enrolling in school, getting a job and taking an intensive 2 week Leadership program. 

I now finally have a free moment. 

While college and work were very important the Leadership class has had then most impact on my life. 

Walking into it I didn’t really known what I was getting myself into. I am glad that I did. The class forced me to actually do things I had been meaning to do for a long time. 

Being figuring out my Core Values, my Goals and Objectives for my life,what is my life’s Mission and my Vision for my future.

While I did a very specific version just for the class. Doing these things gave me the tools to know how and feel empowered. 

While we narrowed down to 5 core values in class,I feel better with 10.

So I’ll list them in order of importance 

My Core Values are

1. Compassion 

2. Wisdom

3. Humor

4. Positive Attitude 

5. Feline Well-Being

6. Simplicity 

7. Leadership 

8. Leisure 

9. Fitness 

10. Change

My Mission 

Is to create a Cat Sanctuary and the first physical Church of the Latter-Day Dude and for that place wherever it may be located to be known as The Temple of the Crazy Cat Dude. Where compassion for all felines no matter their status of health. To be an advocate of feline adoption, care and quality of life. To be an advocate for large predatory felines preservation. To be know as Reverend Crazy Cat Doctor Dude who will treat your feline companion as if they were one of his own. 

So I chose now to ignore those things that hinder my growth into that being.

I thank my Mentor/Success Coach who taught this class for giving me the tools and the fire to actually do these and finally finding my purpose in life. 

Namaste my brothers and sisters Namaste. 

The Reverend 

The Madman Without A Cat 

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#24 Taking It Easy at The Ocean and Beach.

After getting started towards school over the weekend and some more research towards housing.

 I decided that Monday was adventure day.

Today’s adventure marks a milestone in my life.  

I visited ocean and beach for the first time ever here. Sand between my toes and waded out to my knees in the water. I still don’t know how to swim so,can’t go much further. It was awesome though…I may have to learn how to swim finally. 

It was quite and peaceful. The sound of the waves and the breeze made me forget it was in the mid 80s today. 

Once things get settled I may just have to schedule regular beach time.

May have to be a different one though,this one isn’t pet friendly. 

Once I finally got back this evening got my acceptance emails from the College. 

Now I am officially starting school to become a Veterinary Technician at first. 

Then after I get the degree and work a year or two go back and get my full Veterinary Medicine Bachelors. 

That’s the plan right now.

May try to squeeze in becoming a Personal Trainer in there too.

Anyway goodnight.

Namaste my brothers and sisters,Namaste. 

The Reverend. 

The Madman Without A Cat.

#23 Happy Take it Easyster, Choices, 

On this day we remember to take easy for the rest of the year. Happy Take it Easyster.

I hope everyone is doing well.

I know I am. 

I made the decision to leave on short notice. I am happy with the choice I made. 

Rather than stay in the bad living situation I was in, I chose to leave and (big reveal) be homeless in a new warmer and beautiful area. Do not worry though,I got myself into a homeless shelter and program the day I arrived. I have a place to sleep at night,get a shower once a day and a meal once a day. There are other places to get a free meal every day. 

I am still job hunting but I  know the right opportunity will come along and everything will be cool.

I am mentally healthier and happier than I ever was back home. I am becoming physically better too,walking several miles a day.

I have made some new friends. How long will we be so I don’t not know?

This is the best choice I have ever made in my life. 

So much opportunity lies ahead and it excites me. 

This new version of me is an interesting individual.

I am still getting to know him. 

I like him though. 

I left for my own mental,spiritual and physical well-being. 

I am a self ordained Reverend now. Being a Dudeist has been a great help in easing my anxiety levels.

I’m going to end here though,this was meant to be posted on Sunday by life got busy. 

Namaste my brothers and sisters,Namaste. 

The Reverend

The Madman Without a Cat. 

#22 Taking It Easy,Job Hunting In a New City

Well I have been here at my undisclosed location for a bit now.

I love it here,every day is blessedly warm. Which for the self professed plant man that I am is very welcome change of environment. It has been in the upper 70s to low 80s the past week or so. I am loving it.

My switching store locations for work didn’t go as planned but that is okay.

I have been applying for jobs related to very differing interests animal shelters and fitness centers. I have been wanting to work with animals for awhile now and I have been wanting to work in a fitness environment to keep myself from having an excuse not to get exercise and get into shape. I have no doubt about getting work in either of these fields just waiting to hear back on my applications. 

This new version of me is not stressed in the least.

I guess becoming a Dudeist Reverend has really taken to my mind and soul. The previous incarnation would be freaking out right now. This newly reborn version knows just to breath deep relax,take it easy and everything will sort itself out for the best. 

Even though this move wasn’t planned out as well as it could have been due to the rapid change on the time table. 

I have no complaints. 

I am happier than I ever thought I could be again. 

There will be a cat again in the future and maybe a dog too. 

Then this will be a chronicle of my adventures with my furry partners.

🙂

The Madman Without A Cat  (for now)

The Rev.

Namaste my brothers and sisters Namaste. 

#21 Lessons-1

I’ve learned a lot about myself on this adventure thus far. 

Lessons about life.

I am just chronicling my recognized changes for myself really.

1 Humble-I thought I was before. I am not bragging about any of this. Nor do I want praise.

2 Generosity-I may not have much right now. I honestly don’t know how much money I have given away on the journey thus far. Nor do I care. I am fortunately blessed right now. If someone who is nowhere doing near as well as I am asks for a dollar or two to grab some food I am going to give it to them. It is the humane thing to do.

3 Grace-I am fortunately and thankfully blessed  with everything I have right now.

4 Peaceful-oddly my mind has calmed down. The chaotic maelstrom that has been for so many years a part of my daily thinking experience has calmed to a light drizzle with the occasional clap of thunder and peal of lightning.

Monday March 13th 2017.

I walked out of the life I had,the person I was and on family and friends I had.

I allowed myself to die.

Who I was is dead.

And I am glad.

I gave up on everything I thought I needed to be happy.

I let it all go and surrendered my existence to allow myself to be reborn into someone new.

My depression is virtually gone.

My anxiety is at its lowest level ever.

I am alive.

I am safe.

I am renewed.

I just am.

Namaste

The Madman Without A Cat 

#20 Perspective/Perception 

Within my travels at the moment something came to mind.

My perspective is different than anyone else.

I know you are thinking,no duh.

I am talking about my physical vision and not just that I have glasses.

Some of my friends know this but I am red/green color blind. I can see red and green but have trouble with certain shades of each they washout to grey. I have said for ages now that you and I can be looking at the same thing that is red/green but my perception of that that thing is completely different. 

It made me wonder if that has any affect/effect on how I see the world?

Also now that I am wearing glasses in my middle age does that change it too?

It makes me curious.