Hello! Just a quick update post. Hope you’re doing well. It’s a typical Wednesday night for me–perusing old Facebook pictures and blog posts, reminiscing on fonder times. Actually, it’s consisted of reading cringe-worthy statements on this blog and seeing pictures that should be erased from internet memory, Google did you get that? Please accept this as my “right to be forgotten” application, I can give you specifics later. Nah, I like the memories, they make me smile and laugh, it’s funny how time flies. So much changes, yet a lot stays the same. Enough of this. Speaking of gooey (I didn’t say it? Well, I was thinking it), I’m loving this song. Ah, The Foolish Wagon, I’ve missed you.
I’m in the midst of a major life transition; I’m getting out of the Army, pursuing a career on the outside, and weeks away from moving back to the United States! I couldn’t be more excited, anxious, and READY! Truth be told I’m not as ready as I’d like to be but, my excitement to start something new makes up for it. For the last six months I’ve been reading business books, cleaning up my resume, talking to friends outside the military, and for the last week and a half I’ve dived head first into a documentary series on modern business culture and life. You may have heard of it, “The Office”, it’s a great documentary, I’m on season 6 right now. I’m learning a great deal…yes, I’m procrastinating, but only for another day.
On a separate note, here are a few things that I want to share, mainly just to fill this post:
John Legend’s “You & I (Nobody In The World)“. John (and Chrissy) can do no wrong. This video had me in tears.
I was browsing career guidance articles yesterday and came across this site: The Muse. I like its clean layout and mission; they believe that you can and should love your job*, as do I. I’ve read a lot about the importance of culture in a workplace and it’s shaping to be a determining factor in my job selection, along with location and whether or not I’m interested/passionate about the job. I appreciate the Army and the military as a whole, but I wasn’t happy, and I discovered that I put great value on my level of job satisfaction. I believe you can be successful, however you define the word, and be happy in your job/career. Finding what you’re passionate about and working with your strengths and talents is my idea of having job satisfaction, and I believe with time and experience I’ll get there. The security of a military career was hard to leave, but if you’re not happy, then what’s the point. Over the last few months I came to realize another important truth, albeit through a different lesson–you are the only person in charge of your happiness. No one else. I choose to surround myself with positive people, so others make me happy by default. And I love comedies, so thank you genius comedy writers, you are also making me happy. (If scary movies make you happy, that’s great, I get nightmares–I’m not joking, I avoid them at all costs ) However, in the military I lacked control of my career, and now with my service commitment fulfilled, I’m ready to take it back. There’s a lot you can control in your life, and a lot you can’t, so why not make the controllable work in your favor. I understand some may not have the luxury of changing jobs due to life circumstances/choices, fortunately, I’m not one of them. I’m in a place in my life that gives me the freedom to be flexible and try new things, and I’m ever so thankful.
Hmm, I went off on a tangent, a smug sounding tangent, my bad. Anywhoo….my point was this, or now it is–I’m venturing into the civilian world soon and I’m excited and optimistic for what this chapter holds–here’s to new beginnings and challenges!
Here’s another song that’s getting a lot of playtime, in my home and car: Niykee Heaton’s “Bad Intentions“. Last one, Sam Smith. I love his whole album, especially “Like I Can” and “Reminds Me of You”, as well as “Nirvana“, which is an older one not on his recent album. I love singing on my commute, and between these songs and the ‘Power Ballad’ playlist on Spotify, I’m nearly hoarse by the time I get to work. Few more: Hozier “From Eden“, Iggy ft. Rita Ora “Black Widow“, Chromeo “Lost On the Way Home“, Banks “Brain“, OK Go “The Writing’s On the Wall”, Sir Sly “Gold“, Panama Wedding “Uma“, and I’m listening to all of Bastille’s album, Bad Blood. Okay, finito.
I apologize, this post was all over the place. It’s late and I’m beat. I’ll
regret revise tomorrow. Good night!
See you soon…maybe
*taken directly from their “About Us” page, hope that’s okay