I wrote this post on facebook a week ago. I have been through my fair share of uncertainties, disappointments, and failures. I’ve started over plenty of times with new relationships and jobs. As of 2 years ago, I completely switched careers.
I was in the hospitality field for 16 years with several different hotels; upscale and limited service. I loved it so much that I wanted to fully pursue a career in hotel management. I started out at the age of 21 and partially ended it at the age of 35. I got halfway to the point of progression and got slapped in the face: I got fired for not allowing my manager to belittle my team or myself. I just wasn’t going to stand for it. Everyone should be treated with respect, no matter what position you hold. I was the only one that stood up to her and that intimidated her. Oh well! After not being able to move forward, I got discouraged and lost the passion I had for being in this business.
In 2016, 7 months after having my 4th baby, I decided to go back to school to be a pharmacy technician. I’ve always been interested in medicine and dabbled at the thought of being a nurse; this would have been just a stepping stone for me. But I’m still not happy; not like I was. I’m losing the drive for this also. So when I made this post, I was really thinking and analyzing what would seriously make me happy, make me a great career, if I work hard at it, and make me a decent amount of money?
I’ve been blessed with a few talents and decided not to continue to let them go to waste. I love to sing, dance, read, draw, and write. All of these hobbies make me happy in some way and can be intertwined. Writing is what stood out the most because there are so many topics to touch on; plus, I have a ton of thoughts that run through my head LOL. I’m always thinking, usually overthinking, and questioning what if and why.
Now I’m turning my what if and why into a possible dream come true. I want my girls to know that it’s okay to not know exactly what you want to do but also know that it’s okay to change your mind. There are a lot of people, young and old, that start over everyday with something new and find out if that’s what’s good for them. A friend once told me you’re never too old to start fresh and I’ve learned that. If you’re not doing what you want and love and getting the thrill out of it like you should, then weigh your options and go after your passion. Everybody has one.