Advice from a sunflower…pt.2

 

Advice from a sunflower: Be outstanding in your field. Hold your head high. Spread seeds of happiness. Feed the birds. Stay on the sunny side. Keep growing.

Be outstanding in your field. Isn’t that all we really want? To be recognized, valued and appreciated in whatever we choose to do? Even the most driven and intelligent people get nervous about this (at least I hope so). You want to go out into the real world and rock it. You want to use your education and mind and energy to do something that matters! After all of the busy work, pointless detours in lectures and hours spent reading – its finally your time to show what you got…you just have to be put into a situation that allows you to do so.

Even more daunting than simply wanting to be employed, is wanting a job where you are happy and get to work hard for something that matters to you. But you can’t be outstanding if you settle on your employment. You have to follow your ambitions and dreams and try your best to reach that goal for your own mental sanity. But where is the middle area of having to pay your dues until it is your turn to go live your life grande and do the big things that you always dream of?Pay-dues

It is so hard to be able to find a way to be able to accept “paying your dues” when you are so passionate and excited about following your dreams. Let’s face it, everyone cannot have a job that they would continue to go to and invest their life in if money wasn’t an issue. That isn’t the way that the world is organized. Work is called work for a reason, ya know.

But just think of what a world that would be if people got to live for their job? I want to live for mine. I want to be somewhere that is challenging and I can continue to learn and develop and be surrounded by amazing people full of personality and drive and support. I want to thrive not just exist. How can you thrive when all we’re taught is you work to enable you to exist? How do you tie in wanting to love your job with jobs that don’t stimulate your passion are ripe for the picking?

I don’t know the answers to any of these questions. All I can do is keep trying to chug along and hope that through all of the time spent trolling google, career services, career fairs, obsessing about my resume, my website and how to wear long blond wavy hair professionally will pay off.

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sarahevelynnjohnson

Photography enthusiast, creative ambitions, always smile.

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