Today, something dawned on me. I need to learn to appreciate the good in my life more than I do. For a very, very long time, I was always concentrating on the next thing.
Yes, I am accepted to college, now I need to plan that path!
Yes, I am transferring to a new school with broader opportunities, now I have to figure that out!
I am changing my major to a totally new territory, now adjust to that!
I am not so interested in teaching, like I thought... so figure out a new path!
Take whatever part time jobs you can find to make ends meet while figuring out the next step.
Wow, I have secured a full-time job in something I'm interested in, and it challenges me personally and professionally.
Finally, for the first time in my life, my path changed course. It's no longer about the next thing, it's about delving in and really learning something new. It's about looking at the same thing many ways, not moving forward, but building up. Now is the time to sink in my roots and appreciate the grounding and the stability. It's time to push myself to new expectations on a professional level, and it's also time to give back to myself.
I feel a calling to nourish my body, to exercise, to pay attention to my happiness and fulfillment. The forward-moving momentum has come to a stop, giving me the slightest bit of whiplash, but it's time to catch my breath. I am challenging myself to seek the things that I appreciate and learn from myself.
|Appreciating my AWESOME orange chair, where many a blog post is written.|