Life does nothing consistently except change.
It’s the one thing that everyone has in common. The one topic we can all discuss, that amazes us even though we know it’s coming. Regardless of how life treats you or me, that’s the one thing we will always have in common, that our lives can, have and will change in an instant.
I’m looking at going back to school in the spring semester. Thinkin’ I need to brush up on my writing skills, a few little other things I need to tighten up are also on the agenda. Going back to school gives me mixed feelings, I feel like I’ve reached a place in my life where I can turn to any number of fields and make a living, but I’m not satisfied. I find that I go home stressed over problems that are not my own, being treated in a way I do not relish at all and just generally hating what I do. I’ve learned a lot in this field and others and know that I could survive doing either of them. But I don’t want to do either of them.
So I had to decide if I was content enough to keep going at the pace I was going or if I wanted to climb. I choose to climb. I’ve always been reaching, even when my spirit and mind are at their weakest, I still reach. Do you?
Maybe contentment is all you ever wanted, and if that’s you, congratulations if you are there. Reaching is not for everyone, you have to know yourself, and above all be happy. Sure I have hard days, stressful days and days that I’d like to tell my boss to take this job and shove it. But at the end of the day, I try really hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I don’t have to be there everyday for the rest of my life. I don’t have to deal with those people beyond that 8-5 I’m obligated to be there for. And this doesn’t have to be what I do for the rest of my life.
That’s what I tell myself. That’s my light at the end of the tunnel, and going back to school will get me going on the road a little faster. I enjoy writing. Even if you aren’t reading it and I’m only getting hits from myself and my few local supporters because they know me, I still enjoy it. I find that I can envelop myself in the world of writing and brainstorm and come up with ideas to write about here, better than I can do anything else. And I’m good at most everything I set my mind to. But writing comes easier to me than anything else I have ever done.
Change is welcome at my door anytime. It brings about excitement, knowledge, and a lot of times fun. So I’m going to go with the flow, roll with this next change in my life and dive back into the world of education and get a little more of that pie for me.
What will you be changing in the coming year?