“And yet, anything real, anything strong, was never easy. She’d been taught from an early age that the things that mattered most were the hardest to obtain.” -Nora Roberts
So you’re friend here is beat.
But in a good way.
You see, I spent my entire weekend getting over a 48 hour cold (I drugged myself with so much medicine and fluids It became a 48 hour bug) and finished my thesis.
Yes that’s right, girlfriend here finished a 14 pg. thesis on women in romantic fiction.
Now you may be wondering how someone could attempt such a feat hopped up on Alka-Selzter, Night-Quill, and Benadryl. Well let me tell you it wasn’t easy.
However when I got to the conclusion of my story I couldn’t help but feel accomplished. I’ve done so much to get to this point In my life and I must say that I’m happy, and proud. I relied on myself (And of course God) and I wasn’t disappointed. Maybe that’s the lesson I had to learn. Get out into the world, live on my own and learn some new things. I had some hiccups along the way but that too Is apart of this long journey. I say all this to say reader that I hope all Is well with you. and to let you know If you’re having a bad day, or feeling like your stuck In a messy situation with no ending In sight, I’m here to tell you that It’s going to be okay and you can make It.
No pain lasts forever trust me.
“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.” -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
Let me say first that I am so glad it’s cold outside. When I woke up this morning it was a brisk 36 degrees.
I couldn’t have been more pleased. But that’s not what I’m here to talk about.
Not at all.
Are you that person who goes above and beyond to ensure that everyone is comfortable, happy, and all emergencies are taken care of? If so you are talking to your twin.
The problem I seem to have is that I expect the same courtesy from others.
But it never happens.
My friends are always telling me about their relationships, what they expect from the guys, and the lack of delivery, unless under pressure.
Well no more.
Walking to class this morning in the cold I had a certain enlightening moment.
Look out for yourself first.
If what you’re doing for everybody is wearing you out, and you aren’t reaping any of the benefits then I say cut them loose. If you can’t break the cord just yet well don’t fret! Just make yourself unavailable for every circumstance or crisis that comes up. I’ve started doing that in my own life, and let me tell you it’s working.
Now all I need is a good book like Austen and I’m good.
Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody.” -Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
So, I’m doing it!
I know right!
Part of me is nervous. I mean come on, these companies are a big deal. But I know my work ethic is great, i’m strong, and I can do this work. It’s what I live for. I see these other PR people and I know if given a chance I could do something great.
I could change the game.
Confidential, Eileen & Koch are just a few of the MANY PR companies I’ve applied to. I hope to hear from these companies soon. I will keep you guys updated on my progress!