For the past week we’ve had a resident grasshopper.
I love his bright green length.
He’s been jumping around both Mister and I that it didn’t hit me before. Grasshoppers are a sign of good luck. But what did that mean for us?
Let’s see, things that have been on my mind lately:
- need to increase productivity for our online business (family emergency & lack of funds have been holding us back)
- considering pursuing a Master’s Degree but haven’t decided in what (concerned about financials and what course of study)
- pursuing in learning more about a franchise that I’m interested in (what it takes to invest and run one + my business portfolio is lacking)
- my job at work has me hiring 2 more people to provide remote support to some other branches (which is a great building stone for my management experience)
I think the most prominent would be our online business. Through another blog, I found this text:
The grasshopper chooses those of us who are innovators, forward-thinkers, and those who progress in life by unorthodox methods. This is because grasshopper symbolism recognizes tremendous leaps of faith, impressive jumps in progress and consistent forward momentum. Those with this totem are likely to aim high, and achieve amazing feats – they take great leaps where others fear to tread (or jump, in this case).
It’s encouraging and affirming this could be why Mr. Grasshopper has presented himself. During this time, we’ve been experiencing struggle with the balance of visiting my family in San Diego with traveling back and forth and keeping our head above metrics and performance for our online business as well as my position at work hiring more colleagues. Perhaps he is trying to say that we are headed in the right direction and need to put forth more seriousness and effort to gain traction in our online business.
Our 30 day run rates have been plateau’ed but I think we need to act as though we have nothing and just keep at it every single moment of the day until we are exhausted. My favorite saying has always been, “The more effort you put in something, the more you get out of it”
Don’t laugh but maybe this is why I’ve been gravitating towards my love to sci-fi novels (ugh i’ve seriously perused the thrift store until I somehow found all the nebula awarded novels) but this was also part of the text:
We can call upon the grasshopper when we need a sense of adventure in our lives. When we feel stuck in a rut, the grasshopper can bounce us into magical viridian worlds filled awe and joy.
Maybe this is what I need to bounce back from the feeling of helplessness and back into working harder for my end goals. I think it also inspired the attitude Mister needed to get motivated and find purpose with his role in our business. He’s been in a rut himself and I think with Mr. Grasshopper’s presence, it’s been subtly pushing him to just deal with whatever it’s front of him and go for it.
I think for me, it’s like he’s telling me to be okay. Whatever I’ve been feeling to just go with it, whatever feels right and make a choice. I think I feel better about my mom’s status and I accept it, because I believe the mind is a powerful thing (and by god, if my mom wasn’t a stubborn thing before her stroke, i’m sure she’s stubborn enough to make sure she recovers) and I have faith that she will make it through. I see the big picture Mr. Grasshopper, thanks for being there 😉