Today's post is not design or DIY related. It's a glimpse into reality. Life isn't always pretty pictures and catchy phrases. Sorry to burst that bubble! I don't want this blog to be a bragging blog where I tell my readers about all the amazing things going on in my life and pretend like I never face any challenges. I chose to talk today about something that I think a lot of people can probably relate to, whether they have gone through it before or are currently experiencing this.
A friend of mine and fellow blogger wrote about something that I can completely, 100% relate to. I started to comment on her post when I realized that I myself was writing something that deserved to be a post all on it's own. She talked about her fear of putting herself out there to find a job and the procrastination that comes with that. Here is what I wrote below her post before I decided to cut and paste it into my own blog:
Every feeling and emotion you just expressed, welcome to my life the last few months! I know all too well how you are feeling. I was so fearful to put myself out there and look for a job. Afraid that I would be laughed at for trying to get a job somewhere because I don't have enough experience or if I did get hired, I was worried that it would turn out I was in over my head. You are so right when you say that fear is paralyzing. It absolutely is. I found every excuse not to look for a job. "Oh, I need to clean the bathroom and dust today." Haha, nice try. I had to stop feeling sorry for myself (I was getting a bit pathetic) and just get out there. Just as I was having a "poor me" moment, a great opportunity came up. It's only temporary and will end soon, but it's something for me to do right now. I've learned that I need to live in the moment. It's too daunting to look ahead and think about the future. Plus, my predictions for the future rarely pan out how I thought they would, so why bother predicting? Take it one day at a time. Confession: I had to literally give myself pep talks on a daily basis...and by literally I mean, I said them out loud! (Pathetic, I know!) Just remember to keep your head up and take it day by day....by day. (Name the movie I got that line from!) I am trying to stop taking myself and life so seriously. I've learned that I will mess things up and make mistakes. Like the time I was speaking with the owner of a company about a potential job and I stuttered...really bad. Nothing against people who stutter, it's just that I don't know that I have ever stuttered in my entire life? I wanted to say "wait, no! That's not me! Then press rewind and start all over. Unfortunately, in the real world my life doesn't have a pause or rewind button. You just keep going with it and try to laugh it off later (even if it's a half laugh, half cry out of pure frustration). My point is, there is no point in getting upset over stuttering. Just be you and learn to laugh.
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