Inspiration, What I Needed to Hear

Loyalty Has an Expiration Date…

chinese-676648_960_720I had an incredibly hard day today. Today, I felt marginalized, demeaned, and frustrated. Days feeling like this are not new to me. I am tired of them.

Then, a colleague and friend called me today and I vented. She listened while I vented, and then she gave me solid, sane, and actionable advice. It was just the perspective I needed.

And then, she sent me a link to a video. I am not a fan of motivational speeches or videos. But, she asked me to listen to this one, and I agreed. I did not connect with the first section. However, the next two resonated with me. It spoke to me and how I felt. The video gave me the clarity I needed to see myself as someone who can make changes in my life – with the people, situations, and perspectives that surround me.

I am going to leave this video here, in case it helps someone else. I am ready to rest, and wake up with a renewed understanding of what I want to do and who I want in my life. Because I get to choose. And I have to remember that my loyalty to others can have an expiration date if it is not reciprocated. Authentically, and without drama.

 

Lets Be Honest I am Procrastinating, Shitty First Drafts

Back to School…

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I am one of the many who decided to go back to school. My reason to pursue additional levels of education was in pursuit of a better job with a bigger paycheck. Of course, there is an element of desire for the betterment of myself, and expanding my understanding… yeah and blah, blah, blah… all that stuff. But money, too. Let’s be honest.

Money is not the wrong reason. Any reason that is authentic and true is a good reason. Because the authentic and true reasons are the reasons that will get you to the end. 

In the meantime, let’s discuss about what tools help us get to the end. Caffeine? Learning stuff that matters? Laughter? Taking a well-deserved break? Procrastinating until the inner adrenaline junkie kicks in so you can get that assignment submitted on time? Yep, all the things.

This blog is going to be one of my tools. I am going to use it to document the things I have learned and realized along the way. Or the memes and tweets that made me laugh. Or the conversations I participated in. And hopefully, a space for others to share their tools, laughs, and conversations with me, and others going (or wanting to go) through learning as an adult.

You will learn that I am a strong believer in originality an authenticity. And if I repurpose something, I give credit to those who deserve it. As I started this blog, WordPress graciously started a post to inspire me, and believe it or not… it did! It was topical to this blog, and it made me smile. So, I leave you with WordPress.com’s inspirational words for me.

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And now, I am off to get some work done because it is the right thing to do. That’s a lie. Like almost all students furiously working on an assignment, I have a deadline. Duh.

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