Today was a first for me. I came to work as a college graduate. Some people spend the days prior to graduation thinking about what they are going to do with their lives now that this chapter is ending. I did not. I came to work, business as usual, until just now I thought to myself: What do I do next?
I have no tests to study for. I have no projects at the moment. I cannot just go back to business as usual. I need to make something of myself and put this degree to work. I have always been intimidated by risks, and as a result I have stagnated at several jobs when I very well could have advanced. I convinced myself several years ago that going back to school is necessary to make advancement easier, as it would open the doors to more opportunities. Now, here I am, with no further reason for delay.
This is going to be tough.
Something crossed my mind a couple weeks back though that blew my mind. I was thinking about how much I was not looking forward to doing something, and I told myself that it doesn’t matter how difficult the task at hand is, it still has to be done.
The Difficulty of a task does not affect the Need to get it done.
That’s deep. So now I need to buckle down and make something of my life. I have been with my current employer for almost 9 years, and I’m still in an entry level position. It’s time to start taking measures to ensure this tenure doesn’t go to waste. As much as I would like to procrastinate, or simply continue doing what’s easiest…
So that’s where I am.