Oh boy… it has been quite a long time since I have posted a “Finish This” blog. If I started from the beginning and took zero weeks off, it would be week 40. However, I seemed to have forgotten what week I am actually on. Despite the fact I am way behind, I wanted to start this back up again because it was a great time for me to reflect on my past, embrace the present, and get excited for the future. Below is the first Finish This prompt in a while (but technically week 40, haha).
1. I can change the world by
making a difference one day at a time. It is hard to put others in front of yourself sometimes, I get that. We all tend to be selfish whether we realize it or not. However, when you take the time to do something for another person, such as volunteer at a shelter, donate to a cause, or even pay it forward in some way by making another person’s day, I think the world will slowly (but surely) become a better place. Recently, I have encountered rude, mean, selfish, and just plain rotten people. It can be discouraging. When I interact with people who only think of themselves, it becomes hard for me to find a reason to be kind. It only takes ONE (seriously… just one) person to smile at me, hold the door open for me, or compliment me to remind me how contagious kindness can be. I will continue to make a difference by being a good person each day, even when it seems impossible.
2. The best career advice I ever received was
I haven’t gotten much career advice considering I graduated from college in May of this year. Most of the advice I received was the typical advice people give to recent graduates. “Money shouldn’t dictate where you work. Work somewhere you love.” “It is a right of passage to start at the bottom and work your way up.” Blah Blah Blah. Honestly, the best advice a person gave me was to never stop interviewing. Even if you adore your current job, there is no harm in applying for another job and interviewing. Keep your interview skills sharp because the one day you need to find a new job… you will be ready.
3. I first fell in love
Ah love. This is a fun topic for me. I love love. Who doesn’t love it at some point in their lives? The first time I was truly, madly, deeply in love was in high school. Don’t lecture me on being too young because I think that is a load of hooey. You’re never too young, too old, or too anything to feel deeply about a person. This person was (and still is) one of my best friends. He is kind, smart, funny, athletic, and sees me when no one else does. We broke up our senior year. Started dating again during college. Then broke up again because we realized that we had different plans for ourselves. I think that if you love someone, you are willing to let them go so you do not hold them back. This person, who may or may not be reading this, loved me enough to let me focus on what I want to focus on. I loved him enough to not give him false hope of change. I wanted my goals to be achieved before starting a family and relationship, simple as that. Falling in love can really have its ups and downs. I would say that relationship was the first (and only time) I truly fell in love.
That does it, folks. I hope you enjoyed this week’s Finish This! If you are interested in starting this, click the photo that is at the start of this post! Join this awesome blog party. Thanks for reading my Finish This post!
Next weeks prompt is:
I feel like a bad-ass when
One thing that always cheers me up
The quote I live by