This is your life, so live it well

Sometimes, I just want to walk into a place every day where I don't care so much, where my soul isn't entrenched in the organization's values, where I do eight hours of work and leave it there. I find myself in a place I thought I'd leave two years ago and have now been almost three because a) I don't want to leave them high and dry, b) I can't find the "right" time to leave that's best for them and c) because by not deciding I don't have to push myself out of the box. In life, friendships, like/love and work I'm always the girl who cares too much.

Sometimes, when I walk into my favorite Starbucks and order my non-fat extra hot cinnamon dolce latte from the gorgeous could-be-model twenty something barista, I think "you know, I could do that. I could be perfectly happy serving people coffee all day with a smile, degree and all." And then other days I want to go get an M.S. and PhD and teach people stuff, be a psychiatrist, college professor, nutritionist or health writer/editor...something that affects change in the world.

But for now, I care too much about a job that's not fulfilling because I don't know what else to do. What I do know however, is that life is too precious to waste doing something that doesn't make you happy. This is your once chance at life so live it well. And come May, I'm taking a big leap and heading off to Europe with a good friend for a few weeks to travel, do a little soul searching and see some places I've only dreamed about. The passport has yet to be ordered and the tickets have yet to be bought, but I'm committing now. No backing out because this is life, so bring it on.


shawn said…
Jealous. Can I come?
I agree, it really is too short. My husband and I are doing a two-week trip next summer after he finishes his summer job in August, and I'm stoked even though it's a year away!
Anonymous said…
and, really, when do you decide to just go for the masters? or do you just play with it in your head thinking "that'd be a good move", until the right opportunity presents itself? I'm always going back and forth....
Where in Europe?? Ah, that will be amazing!
Sassy Molassy said…
I know, it's hard to just make A decision and know you've made the right one. After all, it's only your future you're working for. Well, I want to go to Cinque Terre, Rome, Paris and Zurich for sure. Other than that, I'm up for anywhere.

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