All posts filed under: decisions

Do What You Love, Even When It Sucks

Originally posted on Ellie Hartleb:
Acclaimed sportswriter Red Smith said, “Writing is easy; you just open a vein and bleed.” As it turns out, Red was right — writing is a lonely, sometimes soul-sucking battle. Throughout my writing history, the main players have been myself, a pen, a legal pad and a laptop. After years of trying to master the craft, I have learned only a few things: Mastery is impossible, My best writing is first produced by hand in the middle of the night, and I love this, even when I hate it. On the eve of my fourth semester of college, I have realized that growing up to do what I love is more difficult (and more expensive) than I ever imagined. College has taken a lot of mental, physical and financial strain lately. It has both affirmed that my lifelong love of writing will one day be my full time job, and has made me question, more than ever, whether I really belong in this atmosphere. As it turns out, loving what I…

Interviewsday: Employment Edition

Originally posted on How Do I Grown Up:
In light of recently being fired, I sat down with one of my favorite coworkers ever, Francis, who, as I mentioned quit without notice after I was asked to leave.* Francis is not only one of the most talented human beings I’ve ever met, but also such a deeply kind individual. It is impossible to meet her and not instantly fall in love with her. So, I interviewed her about the ins and outs of bad jobs, when to get out, and what a good job should look like. Here we go! (And don’t forget to check Francis’ awesome movie blog out here) How Do I Grown Up: I suppose we could say it’s been a whirlwind week for both of us. You had  a lovely vacation with a wonderful boyfriend, only to come back to total chaos. How’re you feeling about everything? Francis: I am honestly feeling much better today than Thursday morning when I got your text saying that you had just been fired. As you mentioned I had…

Decisions, Decisions….

Originally posted on A Monologue of the Heart.:
Every action that we take Creates a reaction for the make Taking us on a path Of scenic routes or hell’s wrath. “Do I stay or do I go?” “Be like water, trust the flow?” “Will I like the path I choose?” “Will I win or will I lose?” Questions lurk in opportunity Fear is cloaked in security Outcomes may be best in thought Missing answers in blind spots. While the mind is loud in worry The heart is speaking in a hurry To try to quiet the void noise And help us make the right choice.  “You have made intentions clear Let go of all doubts and fears Just let go, I’ll lead the way Trust in all of the words you pray.”

6 Reasons Why I Dropped Out of College – And Maybe You Should Too

Originally Posted on Young&Twenty: The College Dropout isn’t an unheard of phrase. Neither is the High School “Victory Lap” or the concept of a lost and confused student. Do any of those terms ring relevant in your life, right now? Whether you’re about to start College with second thoughts about your course, or if you’re entering another year with dread … READ ON! A summary of my own experience: In 2009, I dropped out of a two-year Fashion Arts program after a year and three months into it. I found myself making one of the hardest decisions of my life. Write off a year and a half, or “troop through”until graduation. My decision: leave as fast as I could. I since returned to College where I graduated with a Media Communications diploma! Read more…