Today May Be Your Someday

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Everything I learn keeps pointing to, and emphasizing, the importance of our own individual Self-Awareness.

I believe that, sometimes, we  believe what we keep getting told — maybe stuff we were told in our youth — that the things we desire or see in our lives may be “unrealistic” or that we “can’t”.  Maybe we don’t even realize this happened or is happening to us (hence the self-awareness).

I believe that we learn to keep down our emotions, or what we envision for our lives, or a passion or a desire.

I believe that things that we would like to pursue get pushed to the back burner because of our personal obligations or other life situations that have become incorporated into our lives and, somehow, became priorities that took over our day to day activities.

If this seems like your experience, please know that all is not lost.

It is never too late to shift what you are experiencing to something amazing or to take your education or circumstance or training and use it in a way that better suits you so you become excited to wake up and get going in your day.

Today, take a moment to do a little inventory of what’s going on in your life.

Maybe today is your “someday” to just start on that “dream”.

Here’s a little inspiration from Steve Harvey: a video entitled Just Start Today.  He has a pretty impressive story — from being homeless to “just starting”…  he has become just a little successful — by starting.

He said in the video, “Every time you put it off, you seem further away from it, don’t you” — at minute marker 5:10 …. and it’s so true.

Today, change your “can’t” to “today is someday”.  When you decide, you will find a way to make “it” happen.

Any time we can get awareness about ourself and tools to control our thoughts — to STOP and take a moment to shut our unconscious downward spiral down — to recognize the thoughts that help us or hurt us, is an amazing thing.

Self-awareness is a LEARNED behavior.  We are not born with the ability to have self-awareness, we learn it.

Today, try to not let the voices tell you stories.  Make today, your right now, what you can control, your focus.

I believe that it’s time to enjoy your life.

I believe that it is TIME to Play <3


Doreen Guma

PS — I, personally, see positive and possibilities in every person I meet.  Over the years I have recognized that pushing a vision down causes people to lose their spark or causes “I can’t” frustration.  I truly do my best to encourage others, including my children, to find a way to make their vision a reality, and how what they are passionate about can turn into their “job”.  For coaching for Self-Awareness, one of the 26 Emotional Intelligence skills, please call the Time to Play Foundation, 631-331-2675 or email

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Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC:  Doreen holds a Bachelor of Science in Management, a Masters in Business and Policy Studies, is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a Certified Social and Emotional Intelligence Coach, Certified Professional Coach, Certified Life Coach, and the author of the book, If I Knew Then What I Know Now, Our Quest for Quality of Life.

Doreen is the founder of the Time to Play Foundation, a 501c3 not for profit organization with the mission and purpose to enrich the lives of others through programs, public awareness outreach activities, events and learning opportunities that further the concept of enjoying life.  The Foundation’s website,, has resources, events and articles for a person to learn what they need to know for a better life.  Contact Doreen at 631-331-2675 or email:

The Foundation offers an unconventional approach in a non-threatening manner to provide solutions for the life situations that people may encounter.  Working in healthcare since 1987, and with her background in quality improvement, she has followed statistics showing our society’s current evolution to be more “sick and sad”.   She developed the Time to Play Philosophy:  you have to be happy, healthy, have money and a work / life balance for quality of life and believes everyone has the ability to enjoy life.

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