I was sitting down to start my morning of work; I got myself an oversized cup of coffee for the equally oversized day of work ahead, pulled out a sheet of paper, and made myself a to-do list for the day. A simple, nothing special to-do list. It filled up half the sheet, so I folded the sheet in half so it took up less desk space. Then, I had my epiphany: a to-do tent. I decided it was worth wasting a sheet of paper, so I pulled out another and started again.
I figured I would make a post today, but I thought it would be about a conflict I am mediating between friends. It may apply to that as well, but it’s not directly what I’m going to talk about today.
Today I am going to talk about conquering anxiety.
When I applied for college, it was to the Education program. Before I started, I switched to Communications. People had filled my head with all the horrible, discouraging things aspiring teachers hear; “You know you won’t get paid much, right?” “Don’t you think you’re selling yourself short?” “Those who can’t, teach!” I felt freer and like my future had more flexibility if I pursued a liberal studies major. But I wasn’t in love with it. I wanted to be! I really, really wanted to be. But I just wasn’t motivated. I failed my first year of college (Fall 2014 – Spring 2015) trying to figure it all out. I blamed everyone and everything else, but I was really just missing one very important thing: a path.
I don’t know where this concept originated. To be perfectly honest, I just saw it in passing on Pinterest and it resonated with me. I knew it was the perfect introduction to this blog.
The three C’s in life: choice, chance, and change.
You must make the choice to take the chance if you want anything in your life to change…
“I was honest with them, my friends, my family, myself, and God about what I had been through and where I want to go. It was a slow start, but you have to crawl before you can walk, walk before you can run, and run before you can fly…”