Day 63: Switch It Up

by Sarah Devika Sumnauth

In the interest of saving time and getting my posts out faster to you, I’ve decided to write earlier in the day instead of at 9 o'clock at night when I’m winding down and want to get it all out of my head so I can go to sleep. (I wish I went to sleep at 9 o'clock.)

But changing my routine inevitably invites the question - what should I write about? At the days end, I have a whole 12 hour period to reflect back on and that gives me time to be more self-reflexive than if I just pulled things out of a hat. 

But with my own sanity in mind I think the time is ripe for a change. So here we go. 

As I was asleep - where we all typically spend a 1/3 of our time on this planet- I began to dream about my business as manifested through a baby that I was holding in my arms and taking care of. This dream signifies a lot of things and obviously I have a dream interpretation app on my phone so I looked it up. 

Babies symbolize innocence, warmth & new beginning. Ah hah! That makes perfect sense, because I do feel like my daily life is being permeated with a sense of the new and I feel innocent when I don’t understand certain things or am just naïve to how things should work. And warmth? Well I want Urban Minerals to feel that way too. I want to share my stories with you, woman to woman (and man if yuh dig) in a warm manner because we can all relate to one anothers struggles for perfect skin and beauty and that’s just a part of who I am as a person. 

The remainder of what the dream app said is this - “babies symbolize something in your own inner nature that is pure, vulnerable, helpless and or uncorrupted.” Which is pretty cool because that’s how I see this venture thus far. Urban Minerals is in startup mode, not in operation, yet. There are so many things that are on their way to this business that it is quite realistic to see it as vulnerable and pure. Helpless?  Not so much. I take everything with a grain of salt and as much as I am idealistic, I am also incredibly resilient and willing to work hard towards my dreams of success. So helpless, not at all.  Uncorrupted? Well that word denotes in this context that a business can be corrupted, but that just isn’t the case for a lot of businesses today and surely not for Urban Minerals. One of my central tenants as a business woman is to maintain transparency and that same sentiment will be going into the Urban Minerals philosophy (once I write it) as well as a commitment to high moral and ethical conduct. So uncorrupted, yes and a willingness to stay that way. 

So with all of that said, I have to say ok ya, maybe I can switch my routine to write earlier in the day, or before I go to work or on the subway (which is where I am right now - I’ll post as soon as I get above ground.) things are always within your control, you just have to figure out how to work em’!