Counselor Wilkinson here. So glad you could join me today as we briefly discuss job options. My experience over the last few months has taught me a thing or two about this whole career thing, and I felt it only fitting that I bestow upon my dear readers a tidbit of wisdom that, although small and simple, has done wonders for me as I’ve tried my best to navigate this game. So here we go! The 3 main aspects to consider when deciding on a job are:
1) What you do
2) Who you work with and work for
3) $ Money $
Those 3 points will make or break you. And here’s the clincher. You have to like at least 2/3 to be happy and successful. So aim for 66% or higher, and you’ll do great!
Get your kicks,
on Route 66!
Everything comes back to John Mayer.
I’m at a place in my life where I have hope and energy and faith. I really am. But I’d be lying if I didn’t say that I’m still disappointed and confused about some things. Why haven’t certain opportunities worked out for me yet? Things that have happened for a lot of my friends and family. And don’t give me any of the crap about not comparing ourselves. To avoid that completely is near impossible.
I’m a smart girl. I’m a good girl. I work hard. I have a lot going for me. But still there are a lot of things lacking. And I’m not really talking about marriage here (although truthfully, that is a part of it). I’m talking about career and milestones and other things I want.
I believe they’re coming. I really do. And I’ve made so many great strides. Like, I’m finally starting to get my body back. I ran my first 5K in a while yesterday, and I secured my lovely apartment in Salt Lake. Still, I’m hungry for more things that simply aren’t here yet. I just gotta keep pushing forward, and I will. I’m happy, but I’m far from satisfied.
Sometimes the greater plan
is kinda hard to understand…
MYTH vs. experience
“That original feeling never went away…”
(this is one of Ms. Bedingfield’s best lyrics EVER
in my informed and intelligent opinion)
Plan B looks like, domino’s pizza in the candlelight
(this is one of the cutest songs of ALL TIME!)
“The best laid paid of mice and men often go awry.”
(read here about my genius connection to this famous American novel!)
1) When have your original plans worked out?
2) When have you needed to move to another letter in the alphabet?
figuratively and/or literally
“It might be our universities, our outfits, our major life decisions, our relationships, our hairstyles, our blog posts, our careers, or our preferred choice of toothbrush color, but whatever it is, if it didn’t work out the first time, KEEP TRYING TIL YOU GET THE PERFECT LETTER!”
I love my sista, yes I do. But some days it’s hard not to be jealous. Scratch that, ALL days it’s hard not to be jealous. Now I’m not saying that I don’t have anything going for me, but hermana has a hot husband who could catch fish with his teeth, a great job inserting catheters and stuff like that, and has generally made a very good transition into this adult life.
And me? No husband (yet?). Not quite set on this whole career thing. And even though this blog has been a HUGE part of my journey of self-discovery and expression, still sorting out life.
So really. Is it any wonder (Kat is keen on Keane!) I gave her this look (on her wedding day no less)?
AND my hair didn’t look that cute that day. Darnie.
*read into the black and white symbolism in every way possible way you can and you will likely be correct….
*this picture was NOT staged in any way…
How do YOU deal with feelings of jealousy/inadequacy
when it comes to your family members’
accomplishments, achievements, etc.?
Don’t do the death look at a wedding. Just don’t.