Category Archives: motivation

What do I desire?

Hi.

Perhaps the grandest of adventures is in the making. My loans will soon be paid (well, we’ve paid four in one year. I am extremely STOKED about this) and my full time job will be no longer as of December 28th. It’s funny. I wanted full-time work so badly and now I’m running as fast as I can toward change. I believe I served at CFCA for the appropriate allotted time. As mentioned previously, I successfully depleted four different student loans with one remaining. My attitude toward the final loan is to not focus on it, let it disappear more naturally. I’ve learned a great deal about working in the non-profit world. It truly is fulfilling, but so are many other things. I know I can do anything I would like to do. Some things may take more time and effort, but it’s the risk I’d take given wanting to do that particular thing.

What is my dream job? I’m not really sure. My Facebook news feed provided me with the most interesting video.

What would I do if money didn’t matter? It’s so hard to say…we are so trained to search for something that earns us money, not fulfillment. But how do we pay the bills if what we want to do doesn’t currently earn us anything? It’s really a hard, heartless, vicious cycle.

I want to write. I want to travel. Could I become a travel-writer? My current worldly answer is…I can teach. Only sometimes am I passionate about teaching; however the answer is acceptable and the pay check is real, not imaginary. Would I love it? Probably not…would I enjoy it? Yes, sometimes.

Right now, my husband and I are looking for work in Nashville and Chicago. I’d like to move. I’d like to do something interesting and mobile before I’m 30.

Perhaps it’s all so overrated. Thoughts?

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The Me Behind Me

What is standing in the way of what (or who) you want to be?

I reflect on this question often. When I feel discouraged, or when I feel like I can offer so much more.

What is in the way? What are my obstacles? 

I want to dream. I want to live. I want to accomplish and adventure.

But what is in the way? 

Usually the answer is simple (and simultaneously incredibly complex).

I am in the way.

In the form of an excuse or a higher priority. I am in the way.

I am self-motivated. I’ve pushed hard in order to achieve, but there are still accomplishments I’ve (so far) deemed beyond my grasp. I am in the way.

So…logically…I need to move.

Step one: create a bucket list…(which is in progress – here).

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