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This is something I'm really struggling with right now. I'm trying to be patient and I keep telling myself, "This is only temporary." I don't believe in doing anything in vain. I spent 4.5 years of my life in school for a reason and earned a degree in communication for a reason. This post-grad life is no walk in the park. It was great the first six months because my parents just wanted me to come home and do nothing because I earned it (their words, not mine). Fast forward to December and I find employment just before Sallie Mae starts sending the emails. I've never wanted just a job. I've had a job since I was 16, but it's time for some change. I won't lie, it's a scary transition and I'm super nervous about my future. I don't wanna look back 10 years from now and not have any of my goals accomplished.
Satisfied people don't change. - My sister Rechelle
That quote has always meant something to me because I don't ever want to get comfortable with where I am right now. I wanna continue to progress, grow and learn for the rest of my life. Now it's all about "the grind" and just making all my dreams become a reality. I don't expect it to be easy or handed to me, I just hope all my work and effort pay off.
The problem these days is everybody's so focused on a paycheck that they neglect what they really wanna do. They get so caught up in trying to make ends meet that they forget about what really makes them happy. I've wanted to be a journalist since I was 16-years-old and I intend on making it happen. Unfortunately we're in a day and age where having a job lined up after graduation is rare and my field in particular is one of the hardest to break into. The whole "need experience to get experience" theory blows too. I just want my shot and I don't want to work just for the sake of a paycheck for the rest of my life.
One of my favorite artists, JoJo
wrote the mantra for my life without even knowing it. She pretty much summed up her life and mine and it's one of my favorites!