One More Thing.Posted: October 20, 2010
Good afternoon! It was awesome to read some of the things that you all believe in the comments section of my last post. I always look forward to hearing from y’all while I enjoy lunch!
In today’s case, that was a super simple bowl of Mexican Savory Oats.
Extra hot salsa made the three-ingredient bowl extraordinary! The spicier, the better!
That the will to succeed is stronger than any other will.
I’m going to be honest here. I’m not happy in my current job. Being surrounded all day by screaming toddlers puts me in a cranky and stressed mindset, and I feel like I’m wasting my degree. When you graduate Magna Cum Laude and your most stimulating decision of the day is Huggies or Pampers, you know you’re not exactly living up to your potential. To put it simply, it’s a really crappy feeling.
I have a job. It pays the bills and gets me just enough to make ends meet. My other option is to move back home – something I’ve said since first entering college that I would never do. When I complain to my mother about my job, she reminds me that I can always quit and move back home. That simple reminder never fails to put my choice in perspective.
My family and friends say I refuse to leave my job and go home because I’m proud and headstrong. I’ll willingly agree.
I’ve always been fiercely independent and proud of my innate drive to do whatever I have to do. I promised myself I would support myself after graduation, and I’m willing myself to succeed. Am I happy? Not really. Are there days that all I want to do is quit? Abso-freakin-lutely. However, my desire to prove to myself that I can do what I set out to do is enough to keep me going.
I know for a fact that at some point in my future, I’ll look back at this experience with a ridiculous amount of pride for sticking to my guns and doing what I have to do to make ends meet. I know that in the end, it’s a strengthening experience.
Do you agree or disagree that the will to succeed is the strongest drive? Are you stubborn, and do you find it to be a good or a bad thing?