Do I know my uniqueness? Apparently I have no idea what my uniqueness is. I wrote the post Do you know your uniqueness? and showed that really clear. You know, I look at my life from my angle and I see my face a couple of times a day. So I am biased, since it looks pretty normal or regular to me. The same with my so called accomplishments. They are just something that I do and they are normal or pretty regular to me. Nothing unique or fancy. Just Miriam on her daily rounds.
This is my first try to again answer the question Are there unique achievements to my name? Am I the first, best, newest …?. I am not trying to be big here about myself, I voice my accomplishments as true to who I am, as always.
1. I worked as a Dutch cheese girl with clogs and the official Dutch folklore costume in Osaka. For 10 weeks I sold typical Dutch cheese, meat and beer to Japanese visitors. What a great experience and what a culture shock at age 23.
2. In my university city I was the president of the year book in 1990. The yearbook had as its theme “the dream”.
3. At university all students vote for the University Council. I was asked on the list to raise posts. A so called list pusher. I got so many votes that I got into 5th position and three months later I was a student in the University Council.
4. As a university graduate in Japanese language and culture I also spoke 8 other languages at the time of graduation. This was in 1991.
5. I had a bank robbery in my own office in 1993. Also an assault with a knife and then a severe burn out at age 29. Even after all that I am happy that it occurred. I was not listening to my intuition at all and this made me listen.
6. Both my kids were delivered on the couch at home. With a midwife and my husband as companions and without any medication. My girl was born three hours after the first contraction. And so was my son.
7. My girl was breastfed until she was nearly 3 years old. My son was taken off when 10 months old. His sucking was too painful, he needed solid food. The day I took him off, all milk dried and my girl was very surprised. She could not find the milk and my boobs were gone.
8. I am a home made astrologer, with love for stars and planets. My passion is to use the astrology as a way to talk to people about themselves. The stars do not make me into someone, I make myself into someone. There is no need for me anymore to be a victim of life, it is all about how I respond to the blows that life is dealing me. I felt the pain when I was knocked out but I taught myself to be better prepared next time to avoid them.
9. I left the fast lane in the business world in 1997. My husband and I began our own business and have loved every minute of our freedom. Of course being outside of the fast line is a strange thing at first. I also do not watch tv, I do not read the newspaper every day, I keep my life as mine. I like my bucket to be empty so I can feel what is going on. Too much of my time was spent on things that were not important anyway. I am still pretty much outside of the normal routine.
10. I live my life with as much love, honesty and growth as I can possibly handle in one day. It makes me very happy to talk to people about their potential. About who we can be if we take our fear by the hand and make the next step in the direction that we would love to take.