General musings on the ups and downs and ins and outs in the life of a 30 something, unmarried, life loving, some times interesting and sometimes not, mostly happy girl just trying to figure it all out!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

You do not have a career. You have a life.

Well, ain't that the truth?? But ain't it also impossible to remember? It is for me sometimes. I move to Texas to have a life, a great life! I got a job, and it was (is) a good job, but I knew I wanted it to just be a job. And it has been, and I've enjoyed it and my life here so much. Until this month... then it started slipping away. Because I started thinking about this job and how if I just worked harder and longer and did more so many more things would happen for the company. And I started thinking about how I had stopped wanting a big career because I wanted a life, but where the hell was that life I dream of? Did I give up an awesome career for a life I'm not going to have? Oh gracious...and this went on and on.

But you know what? I DO have a life. I have a great life surrounded by people who love me. And I do still want my goal to be to nurture and grow that life. Because when I die, I can't take my career with me. But I can take pieces of my life- I can take love and friendship and hope. Because those things last.

I read an advice column post from today (never heard of that before) that I found on this blog. And this was the main part that jumped out at me:

Don’t lament so much about how your career is going to turn out. You don’t have a career. You have a life. Do the work. Keep the faith. Be true blue. 

How much truth is in that statement! Do your best and then be true to life and yourself and have faith.


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Spring, TX, Southern, United States
Playing with and keeping up with my nephew and niece take up a lot of my time. Van Geaux takes up the rest of it. Work is an afterthought most days! I like to be outside- but not when it's too hot. I get bored at my desk all day. Niki keeps my world spinning and without her and AC I'd lose it. My work ethic crashes at 4 p.m. daily and I live my sweet puppy and my hedgehog whenever I am not at Niki's. I truly believe naps are quality pass-time events, and sometimes I say bad words at work. I'm pretty sure I'm insane on multiple levels and I believe rules don't apply to me.
It seems that my life is quite entertaining. I didn't realize this myself, but was informed of it by my friends- who are rather entertained by tales of my life occurrences.

I'm far from a professional writer. These are just stories, comments, and other items for simple amusement. Hopefully it's a fun read, as Shannon plans to edit it into a book one day! Maybe we'll become famous, and maybe we'll just have some good laughs at my expense (and some other characters in my life). Either way, happy reading!