In designing the six series of blogs to follow, I was surprised with myself for creating these equations: Problem: Clutter + Confusion = Calamity Solution: Clarity + Focus + Control = Calm-anity The reason I was surprised is because I have spent a lifetime avoiding anything to do with math. When I was a child in grade school, it was my older brother that was assigned the chore of helping me with my homework. He hated the job. He would do the problem and then immediately wad the paper up and throw it away. I was expected to remember how to do it. The tears would come and my brain would freeze up. Right then and there I was certain I was dumb.
This was a belief I hung onto until I was forced to learn to multiply when I was a grown woman trying to pass a real estate exam. We were not allowed to use adding machines at that time and calculators had not been invented. However, my first thought when anything to do with math comes up still, is, “I don’t do math!” Along with the reinvention of “Joci” I learned about my inner strengths. I have long since come to believe that I am no longer dumb but that I have become a wise woman. The articles addressing Problems will be: 1. Clutter 2. Confusion 3. Calamity The articles addressing Solutions will be: 1. Clarity 2. Focus 3. Control And the sixth one called: CALM-ANITY – a word I coined to describe the Ahhhh! feeling that comes with being in the state of calm and yet be able to take action. Look for the series coming soon.