We enter adulthood and try our best to fit on the corporate hamster wheel.
We convince ourselves that job security and benefits are the way to find fulfillment in life. Until the day the wheel breaks and we find ourselves tumbling into an unknown abyss.
That’s where I found myself this week. I probably handled it better since I had been preparing all month for this event. I didn’t think it was actually going to happen, but sometimes your spirit prepares you for things.
After always having a job since I was sixteen and working over forty hours a week, I find myself in unknown territory. I have down time. i have an open schedule. I’m learning terms like severance package and unemployment.
Instead of rushing to end this period as quickly as possible, I’m taking the road less traveled. I’m going to focus on my true goal of being a writer. Not many times in life are you able to take time to focus. I don’t want to squander this gift.
Sometimes all it takes is happy thoughts to sprout your own wings.
You know those days when you’re bored and find yourself mindless scrolling through social media to kill time?
I was having one of those days. After exhausting 3 social media outlets, I found myself on Facebook, and clicked on a playbuzz link someone had shared. Let’s be honest, those quizzes are the best, clearly all-knowing, and 100% applicable to everyday life. It’s like they know you!
The choice quiz of the day: What is your psychic reading?
Stop: Before you judge and say things like “it’s an evil practice”, “it’s untrue”, insert religious smears and negative language, remember that this a boredom quiz on a site that compares you to fictional cartoons. It means nothing.
I just want to say that regardless of it’s relevancy, I am taking it as a positive motivator toward what I’m hoping to accomplish this year. My results were “You are here for a very special reason“.
Since I have decided to implement my plan to help curb bullying in our schools, I have been getting these kind of “signs”. I believe that everything determines how you want to interpret it and I’m interpreting this as a sign to not give up, stay focused, and actually finish a project that I’ve started. Everyday is a challenge to stay focused, when you could just as easily be lazy and choose to skate through life. My goal is to not let myself succumb to this person today or ever and things, like this, help to keep me going.
I just finished a 4 day study to determine what word to focus on for the year. On the surface, it seems like an easy task. Just pick a word.
But then you think of all the words in the English language to choose from and it becomes quite daunting.
After deliberating and creating lists with things like Patience, Letting Go, Prayer, Focus, blah blah blah typical stuff you think you’re supposed to think about, I came up with my word.
I felt like this was an all-encompassing word for my life and for what I want to accomplish this year. Obviously connect and grow deeper religiously but even further from that. I want to surround and connect myself with people that are going to benefit me towards my goals and ambitions. Even further, I want to slow down and start connecting with people on a daily level.
It’s common in our new, fast-paced to society to act too busy for others. We can’t be bothered with conversation, we feel people should be grateful we’re taking time to listen without really listening to them, we’re too busy being consumed to see anything outside our blinders. I want to work to stopping that this year.
For instance, I went to the Apple store to charge my work while I was working (first world problem I realize) but while I was standing there amongst the iPads, I engaged in conversation with a worker. He told me features about the tablet that I didn’t know and are going to help me accomplish what I need to finish my project by the summer. Just by opening up and conversing with him I gained more information than if I would’ve stayed consumed with my phone. Which is a typical crutch to keep us “safe” in an unknown environment.
My challenge is for you to think about your word. Something to focus on throughout the year that’s going to make yourself grow from where you are now. Happy quest!