Accepting My Journey
It begins with a name: Ymasumac It is Quechua Indian from my father who is indigenous from Bolivia. My mother is from New England, her ancestors among the early pilgrims. And yet, I was raised in a small town in the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico!
Living in Between
I grew up moving between cultures and belief systems and norms of understanding. I knew the answer was never one-sided and always held a complex story behind it. I dove into this story again and again, uncovering new belief systems, seeing a third way, realizing we are always in a state of disruption and innovation, new paths laid before us.
Disruption Came Natural
Through these deep dives I learned to listen to my voice and my truth. At fifteen I knew it was time for college and though the system wasn't ready to offer me personalized learning, I pushed anyway. My high school counselor hemmed and hawed, though eventually she gave me information to test out of high school and start college!
Finding My Way
I have learned to use every tool available to me: emotion - intellect - intuition - vision - connection
to create new paths and discover new ground in me and the world around me.
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Top 5 Strengths Finder
I use these strengths to identify, connect and build!
On a personal note...
From my foundation grows new roots and that's my family. I am married and have four children. These folks keep me grounded and humble. With them I get to travel, learn about the importance of relationships, the wisdom behind difficult life experiences and the power of love.
Most importantly, I get to stretch beyond my limitations, know that love is always present and available...and in the darkest of moments, I have found its light is strongest.