This is intended to be a tale of growth, understanding, and redemption…below is just a snippet. Check it out if you’d like. Best of days to all.
I wasn’t worth a damn on paper. In the paper world, the document world, the world of resumes and economic status, I was fucking worthless. Bullshit administrative work here, run of the mill labor there, hum drum office experience way over there…hell, my resume was less than toilet paper. Looking at that bad boy made me question everything. Is this what it had come to? Is this what all the years of busting my ass have amounted to? Jack shit? I may as well have been anonymous. Just another warm body to feed the greedy corporate carnivores. A chalkboard whose teachings had long since been scrubbed clean.
But clean slates can still educate, right? They can still learn. Clean slates still hold value, however anonymous they are…they can still speak of success. I had to remind myself of that. But I was never successful at anything. Well, failing…I was very good at that. I was successful at failing. Hell, at fucking shit up, I was a professional. The best. I could turn a nugget of gold into a fistful of shit at the drop of a dime. All in a day’s work.
We all know, for the most part, where we’d like to be in life. What we’d like to be doing. Goals. Dreams. Ambitions. Having the end product visualized is the easy part…putting in the hard yards in between is the true test. I hope that you can realize and tap into your own inner strength today…it’s waiting for you. Stay creative.
We’ve all heard flight attendants give the instruction a million times…”In the event of catastrophe, place the oxygen mask on yourself before you assist others.” It makes sense. How many of us ensure that we’re nourished first…so that we can adequately provide care for others? Self neglect can be amazingly detrimental for not only us, but for those around us. Think about it. Let’s make sure that we give ourselves the love that we need.
Here’s to a strong, productive, and energized Monday. Go after those goals like a
rabid lion. Really though, get after it; best of luck today.
My father often reminds me, "it's always something." Life does indeed tend to throw some curveballs, fastballs, and pretty much everything else at us; we can either get slammed in the face with those pitches, or we can try our best to swing hard and knock them out of the park. How we respond to adversity matters greatly. Best of luck to all, and thanks for reading.
You know what? It's easy to complain. It's waaaay too easy to gripe and focus our attention on what's wrong and what's not going right. In those trying moments, it's so easy to forget all of the good, and all of the many (and I mean many) things that work and function beautifully around us. These are the most important times; it's then that we learn how to cultivate and strengthen ourselves. It's then that we build and develop character. Best of luck! Thanks for reading.