I recently finished grad school, and I'm now working in a community health centre doing a job that I absolutely love. However this isn't the job that I set out to do when I started my social work education - in fact this isn't even the job that I set out to do when I went into grad school. While I think this position is important, and I intend to stick it as long as possible, I want to remind myself not to limit my potential.
I recently read the following quote on Tumblr:
For the past 19 years, I have been in school. That was a pretty much unavoidable routine, since I needed to go to school to achieve my life goals. This will be the first year that I'm not in school in 19 years, and the habits I get into this year set the tone for the rest of my life. So, I'm challenging myself ... BEGGING myself not to get stuck in a routine that doesn't allow me to live out my dreams. Having a full time permanent job is the perfect opportunity for me to travel, explore, and eventually go further with my educational goals. I have the chance to save up and spend my money on experiences that will change my life. I have the chance to grow as a person and become someone that I will always be proud of.
Getting stuck in a rut is so easy. But I want to be able to look back at my life and say that I made the most of each experience, and took advantage of the opportunities available to me. I have to push myself to be the best that I can be, and live a life of fulfillment.
One day I will be scrolling through my blog posts, and I will stumble across this. I hope that when I do, I will be able to say that the life I am living is one that allows me to live out my full potential. If not, I hope that this post reminds me that there is more to life than what I am currently doing.
Cheers to a future of success :)
The Defiant Dougla