Knotty Musings

Ideas, philosophies, and evil plots to take over the world through love hatched here.

I Am Enough

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.

There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people
won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.

We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,

we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically
liberates others." ~ Marianne Williamson

Remove the Nots

Remove the Nots

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Change Is Gonna Come

Hello friends,

I have been swamped so please forgive me for not checking in more often.

There are tons of things going on, so where to start:

Well, I've been working on getting healthier this year which means more movement and better meals. I'm educating myself and walking with a friend every day at work. This week I'll be kicking it up a notch and adding a morning "get sweating" workout.

Classes are going OK: I have a term paper in progress on the power of positive thinking versus sarcasm as ego boosters. It has been interesting reading.

I am changing my major to Human Service so I begin Intro to Human Svc next quarter. I value the critical reasoning and organizational skills that Legal Assisting has taught me but it won't get me where I want to be and that is close to those who need a hand up and someone to believe in them to turn their lives around. I am set to launch an ageout aftercare outreach program for emancipated foster care youth (my idea, my time, my efforts on the line - lots of phone calls, community meetings and research later) there is a program and coalition of churches and persons committed to this.

Here is the mission statement:

MISSION STATEMENT: Persons Becoming Inc., provides transitional support for foster children who have aged out of the system. Persons Becoming offers cooking classes, budgeting classes, basic needs for a first apartment or dorm room ie., towels, food storage containers, basic dishes, silverware, cleaning supplies, etc.

"And he will answer, 'I tell you the truth, when you refused to help the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were refusing to help me.' Matthew 25:45

I have a new photography theme for this year: I'll be doing churches and rescued handiwork this year.

So lots of things in the frying pan but I'm glad to be able to learn, grow and become.


  1. Paulissa, you are just amazing. I applaud you for the way you keep growing, learning, moving forward.
    The best of luck to you in all your endeavors.


  2. Thank you Iris,

    It has been quite the process and just yesterday I was offered a position on the foster care review board, so it's all good.