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Yo unstoppables you're listening to the unstoppable mind podcast. And in this episode, I'm going to share with you my experience of going back to school, my first day of school, and how I shifted from fear into possibility. So stay tuned. Hello, hello unstoppables of the world, you're listening to the unstoppable mind podcast, and I'm your host, Mary Lou Rodriguez. I'm so excited to have you all here today. I feel truly, truly honored to be able to share with you my experiences, my insights, my aha was my processes on how I truly live an unstoppable life. And I want to say thank you, to each and every person who is listening to my podcast. Thank you. It truly means so much to me. And I will say that I had a lot of people, people from my past people I haven't been in contact with in years, reach out to me to tell me how much my podcast episode, my deeper why impacted them, and how they shared that with somebody who was struggling. So I want to say again, there is hope for everyone. And I hope that my podcast episode is giving you that hope is teaching you about the systems that I use to change my life. So I'm hoping, and I'm really, really not trying, I don't want to say trying because I'm not trying. But my intention truly is to serve. And I feel like these podcast episodes really, really give me the opportunity to do that. So I want to share another podcast episode that is straight from my heart. It's a little bit of a different kind of story. And I, this is me trusting myself. I oftentimes will have talking points when I'm doing podcast episodes, because I want to make sure that I'm teaching in a very clear and concise way. And so today, I just have my experience that I'm going to share with you at the top of my brain. And so it's going to be another episode from my heart. I wanted to just share with you about going back to school. So some of you may know this, some of you may not know this, but I made an announcement. I think it was either in December or in January, that I wanted to go back to school to become a neuroscientist. And so I have been preparing for that. And I made an announcement, even on the podcast and to my family and to my friends that this is what I'm going to be doing that I want to study the brain. I love the brain. I love talking about the brain. I love teaching about the brain. I bought my first brain. It's a little plastic brain. I bought my first brain in January and I was putting it together. And I have it sitting right behind me on a shelf and it's right next to my Vidhan have Guadalupe candle, but the brain in that, that candle. They represent so much to me. And so they are together on my back shelf behind me. And I just want to say that the the brain is so fascinating to me. And I feel like I have a way of understanding certain concepts where I can teach them in a way that really makes sense to people. And so, I'm going to share with you that I did something very, very brave. I met with a college counselor. That's not what's so brave. But I met with a college counselor and we pulled up my transcripts that my friends is what was so brave. We looked at my my transcripts from 1996 So that is 26 years ago, I have not taken a college course, or college class since. And when I met with my cat, my counselor, and we were looking over my transcripts, she recommended that I take some science and some math core courses to raise my GPA. And since I'm going to be studying lots of science, it makes sense for me to take a science course and start prepping my beautiful brain for what's to come. And so by just, I'm, I'm laughing about this, because my college transcript, when I was looking at it with counselor, we had it on Zoom, and we had it on screenshare. And I was looking at these classes in my grades. And I was like, Oh my gosh, apparently, in 1996. I mean, that was the grunge era, first of all, and I'm from the Pacific Northwest. Second of all, I was a total crunch girl. I know exactly what I was doing in 1996. And it sure wasn't studying. So when I met with this college counselor, she had recommended to starting a summer taking a summer class at a community college. And so that's what I did. But I didn't realize that when I looked at the community college that the class was going to start, like the following week. So I really had to just jump in. And so I did, I enrolled in the class. And I remember like enrolling in the class, but I couldn't pay for the class until I took some placement exams. So there was a math exam, which was a lot of geometry, and a English exam. And so what I did was I ended up making an appointment with my tutor, who happens to be my nephew, Isa, yes. And he's not really my tutor, but he helped me with math. And he kind of prepped me For me, it wasn't just geometry, but he prepped me and tutored me so that I could take this placement exam so that I could just enroll in the science course, because I haven't been in class since 1996. So I guess when you come back to school, if you haven't been in class for 26 years, they require that you remember how to read and write. And that did stress me out, I'm not gonna lie, like I was like, oh, gosh, okay, here we go. I'm going to be tested on my knowledge. And, and so my nephew. And by the way, for those of you who remember my nephew ECS is the the gentleman that graduated from OSU, and he and I are rebuilding our relationship. And so it was such such an honor for me to ask him to help me study. And I cannot tell you how good that makes me feel. And even though his aunt is older, and a little crazy, I think he thinks I'm a little Woo and wackadoo. He was really proud of me. I could see that. So anyways, Monday. So Monday, June 27 was the first day of class. But let me just pause here and tell you really briefly. So when I finally passed the placement exams, and I went to pay for the course. And I, I filled up all the information and then I was staring at the button that said Pay Now pay now, and all of the thoughts like, Okay, this means that you have to be committed. This means that you're taking the step on your path to becoming a neuroscientist. This means that I was making it mean all of these heavy things. And then I stopped. I'm I'm so practicing all my all my tools here. As I go back to school, I stopped and took an in a deep breath. And I exhaled. And I said I'm giving myself a gift. And I pressed pay now purchase now. So I purchased the course and when I purchased the course, I could feel the energy moving through me. And I was like I got a little emotional. It's very proud of myself. And then I went off on my remind merry way. And on Monday, I knew that I was going to need to log in and begin begin the course. And so I did on Monday, which was yesterday, June 27 was the first day of class and my classes is online. So I'm really grateful that it's online. I logged in, and I looked at the syllabus, the course curriculum. I looked at the lab, the work that was required with the lab. And I started to feel panicky, like I, my body, like I started to feel afraid. And my body I know went into survival mode. And as I was reading over the syllabus, I had, I felt like the screen all of a sudden got so small, and I was squinty, I really was my head was in my hand. And I was squinting at the syllabus, and all of the work that was is required, it's a four credit class that's 10 to 12 hours a week. I mean, I'm a girl that is the C E O of business. And I'm building a multibillion dollar empire here. And I was like, Oh my gosh, where am I going to find 10 to 12 hours to do this class. And so I kept reading the syllabus, and I started to honestly, like, feel the fear. Like I, the last time I felt that way was when I was practicing swimming lessons, which was recently, by the way, was like four months ago, maybe three months ago when I went to Hawaii. But anyways, so that's what's so fantastic about where I am in my life is understanding how my body is speaking to me. So even though I wasn't necessarily aware right away of the thoughts that I was thinking, I could feel it in my body. And so I ended up like, reading over the syllabus, my head was in my hand. And I, I could hear the self talk, I could feel the fear. I could feel like how, you know, I haven't done this for 26 years, I don't think I have it in me to be able to learn in this way again, I was like, Look how small the text. It's true. The text looks so tiny. I was like, Oh my gosh, I'm gonna need to get glasses, which I do have I wear contacts. But apparently I was needing a new prescription. But I could hear the self talk like full on, you can't do this, no one's gonna know you've enrolled, you can just drop out. You cannot learn like this anymore. You won't be disappointed anyone just drop out when no one knows what you're doing. And so I finished reading the syllabus, I was sitting outside in the backyard, and I stood up, and I hadn't I was bare feet. And I had my feet in the grass. And I said Enough. Enough. And I took in a deep breath. And I released it. And I told myself, I can do this. I can do this. I can do this. And I can do this. And what I realized in that moment is that there is no time limit. There is no rush. It's one day at a time. It's one class at a time. So I stopped that negative self talk. I just stopped it in its tracks. And then I asked myself, you know the question, how do I want to experience this? Because I was getting lost in the fear of it in the not knowing of it and the emotions of being scared in it. And the doubt of it. You know, am I really the smart? Can I really do this? That's where my focus and my attention was I was getting lost in that. So then I decided to set the intention. And my intention is to have fun as I learn. And so that might mean that I need to be very intentional. I need to be intentional anyways. But that might mean dance breaks. That might mean laugh breaks. But one thing is for certain I can do this. I believe in me. And it's one day at a time. And I can hire a tutor if I need to. There's so many options. And it felt so good to have the awareness that I get to choose my experience. I get to choose how I want to show up and learn. I get to choose the energy. And I moved from that fear and doubt into the energy of everything is going to be fine. And can I add some fun here? Can I add some play here. And I realized that I was smiling. The fear had left my body. It is so beautiful. And I want you to hear me that you too, can choose how you want to experience your life, how you want to experience your experiences. And I'm not saying that everything's going to be fun and amazing, but you get the choice to choose. And so I felt really empowered, knowing that I get to create my experiences, that I get to choose how I want to experience my experiences. And it was truly powerful. So to me, this is what living impossibility means. Everything is possible for me. It truly, truly is. The only person that gets in the way of that is me. And I caught myself yesterday. And I was like, no, no. I live in possibility. 100% Possible 100% of the time. So I wanted to share this experience with you. I hope you found helpful, useful, inspiring, let me know. And I just want to say thank you again, so much love to you Unstopables because we truly can be unstoppable as we live our best fucking lives. So as I say, until the next time, live your unstoppable life I would love if you shared today's episode with your friends and loved ones. Please share it on your social media channels. And make sure to subscribe to the podcast. I believe that we are all here to help others. Together, we can help more people. I would be so grateful for a five star review. And I'm also grateful that you took the time to let me know how this podcast is helping you. If you want more transformational content, connect with me on Instagram at Mary Lou hypnotizes you and then go over and join my Facebook group, the unstoppable mind. Visit Mary Lou rodriguez.com For more information on my programs, and how to work with me until the next time. Go out there and live your unstoppable life