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Thursday, March 10, 2011

This Post Brought to You by Positivity

This really has nothing to do with my post, but I googled "funny success posters" and found this after perusing the results for about 30 minutes. I chuckled.

I made the decision to move to Utah back in January, in the heat of yet another what-am-I-doing-with-my-life, I'm-21-and-WASHED-UP-WASHED-UP-WAAAAAASSSHHHHEEDDDD-UPPPPP panic attack. It was a decision I made for me, totally selfishly, not because of a job or how it would benefit my family or anyone but me.

And it's kind of turning into the best decision ever. And I'm not even there yet.

Last summer, when I was in the throws of my Retail Job from Hell, I quit. Couldn't take it anymore and told my employer to kindly bleep off (okay, not really, considering my manager was one of my BFFs and my actual employer was a million-dollar corporation who probably doesn't take kindly to bleeps). I had no other job lined up and quit for purely selfish reasons. One month later, I landed a WRITING job.

Um, so, yeah. Turns out there might be something to living for your own happiness. Not saying you should go on massive selfish-sprees, but making the occasional life-changing decision based on no one else but YOU has its upsides.

Due to said positivity, I hereby cross my heart and promise to be more active in the publishing world once I get to Utah. Throw ninja stars at me if I don't.


Glenna said...

Nothing like the threat of ninja stars to stay motivated. (:

I'm at a point like this, too, and all I can say is: AMEN, SISTAH! There's a fine line and a world of difference between being selfish and doing something you have to do for you. But if you have to, you have to.

And something you have to just try. Good luck in Utah!

Wyman Stewart said...

Glad to hear you're still alive.

Be your own CEO, I say. Believe in you. Make your own decisions. Learn from your own mistakes. As much as possible, love what you do. Be prepared to move on with your life at each stage where you feel your life has or is grounding to a halt. Work for yourself!

There is nothing selfish in any of the above. If you are in CONTROL of your own life, then you can make more positive contributions to life, than you can do any other way. No one is 100% in control of his or her life, but you are in control of enough of your life to do the above. If you are happy; if you smile; then you are contagious, in a positive way, to all you come in contact with.

Life, I feel, has taught me the above. It is easier to set-up such a life while young, than to change when old, having learned these open secrets late. Best of luck to you. I await your first book.

Jill Hathaway said...

Isn't Utah the new NYC?

Glad you're doing well, and can't wait to hear about everything!

Dara said...

I heard Natalie is coming to help you move. Too bad we all couldn't meet up somewhere before you left...but I know how hectic moving is, and if you're driving all the way out there, it's even MORE hectic.

Anyway, here's hoping for great things for you in your new home state!

Sophia Chang said...

I love hearing life stories like this! I've totally felt that way throughout my 20's...and it kind of never stops. sigh......

So nice to meet you from Natalie's blog!

Unknown said...

I hail from Natalie's blog as well and am finding your blog quite pleasurable ;) Where are you moving to in Utah?

Mary E Campbell said...

Awesome that your moving to Utah. Hope you enjoy it here.

Sara B. Larson said...

Hurray for moving to Utah!! Can't wait to see you again. :)

Samantha Vérant said...

Woo-hoo! It's not too far of a drive to California! At least, it's closer than, er, France. Huzzah! Happy for you!