Thursday, October 7, 2010

What life is about!!!

I feel like my soul is being taken from me. Every day, every minute, every hour I spend living in a realm I’m just not passionate about. I’m a worker now. 8am-5pm, my time is no longer mine.
The other day, I was explaining a bit of this situation to someone pretty close with me. She said something to the effect of, “You kind of just have to accept that this is your life now. Welcome to the real world. This is what it’s all about.”

I am here to tell you that is NOT what it’s all about. Life is not about accepting what happens to you. I am not a slave to my life. I am not a victim. I am here to be more and do more than go along with whatever situation I am placed in. The “real world” is a big place. A big place with a lot of potential and a lot of options.

Well, it took a lot to restrain my emotional reaction from showing on my face and in my words. Scott was a great listener, but I guess I needed to vent one more time. So here I am blogging about it.


Amy (naptimecrafters) said...

Totally know that feeling- the longest I ever worked was 3 months over the summer and even though I liked my job it was still hard being cooped up! You'll have to take advantage of your lunch breaks:)

Heather said...

I can see both sides. No matter what job you have, there is always the mundane drone-type work with some aspect of it. But there is no need to let your life slip away from you while you do something you despise. Take a risk. Search out something you love.

Being a mom is ten thousand times better than being a legal assistant. But guess what? There's lots of poop, whiny kids, housebound for naps, very infrequent dates, you can consider yourself trapped in different ways.

No matter where we are or what we are doing, we have potential to change those around us or improve ourselves. Some situations require more creativity than others.

NatalieD said...

Well said, Heather.

A couple of thoughts: "The grass is not, in fact, always greener on the other side of the fence. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be." (Robert Fulghum)

"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." (Confucius)

"The key is to figure out what you want out of life, not what you want out of your career." (Goldie Hawn)

Julie T said...

Well put, Robert, Confucius and Goldie! Thanks for the perspective, Natalie!
Unfortunately, most of us surrender too soon to things we really don't enjoy. Changing that can take more risk, more courage, more energy or more opportunity than a lot of your friends may have. But when you recognize in yourself something that can be and needs to be changed in order to be happier, I think it's a crying shame not to!