One Day or Day One?

I’ve encountered this saying a lot lately and I’m guessing it’s probably for a reason.

A couple days ago I was telling one of my friends about my lifelong dream of having an office with crappy coffee and wearing a suit and a bluetooth and having conversations like “I got the best news on this conference call today” and “yes, I fly out to Atlanta tomorrow morning”. I know that probably sounds like a sarcastic joke, but its not.

I’ve been thinking a lot about my long term goals lately and I’ve also been slapped in the face with the realization that if I continue doing exactly what I am doing right now, I will never, ever achieve anything I want to achieve. As much as I enjoy my comfortable life, I don’t necessarily aspire to be a career bank teller. I love the career I am trying to build with creating content and I love learning new skills. I am the type of person who thrives on teaching myself things but the problem with that is, I can pick and choose what I want to learn, skipping over other important skills.

Last week, I made the decision to enroll myself in school. Again. I swore I would neverĀ go back. I’m pretty sure I’ve even said in blog posts that I would never go back. But here I am. Instead of telling myself that one day I will become an expert in the field I aspire to succeed in, I am choosing to make this day one of becoming the expert.

I read another quote the other day that spoke to me as well:

You’re not a failure; you’re just impatient.

I’m incredibly guilty of comparing my timeline to the timelines of others. I freaked out when I didn’t get my driver’s license until I was 16 and 1/2, not the day after I turned 16, I freaked out because it took me 3 years to get a 2 year degree, I freaked out about getting married at 25 instead of 23. None of those things make me a failure. I was just being impatient. Being impatient and the “one day” mentality are a deadly combination.

I am choosing to make today my day one on the journey to one day.

 

Comments

  1. So glad that you are finding your way down the path of your choosing, not the path others direct you towards. Your future is bright and shiny, and you have to keep searching just like a pirate would for gold. Love yah girl!!

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