Where Are We Going?

Where Are We Going?

With that said, I decided a few months ago to leave my job and pursue my dream of being a professional writer. Unbeknownst to my younger self, my life trajectory led me to the accounting field. Let me tell you, I was never great with numbers. Yet when I embarked on a career post grad, accounting landed in my lap.

What will we ever accomplish without taking risks?

I was once told that destiny is in the drive and the decision. You take a gamble with every decision you make.

With that said, I decided a few months ago to leave my job and pursue my dream of being a professional writer. Unbeknownst to my younger self, my life trajectory led me to the accounting field. Let me tell you, I was never great with numbers. Yet when I embarked on a career post grad, accounting landed in my lap.  

I ascribe to the notion of not letting other people describe my archetype. I grew up being the impulsive creative type. Writing poetry, reading books, and creating my own scripts in my mind were my pastimes.  In college, I thought Communication Arts best defined my life goals. After graduating with a degree in such a broad field, I found it difficult to pinpoint what I wanted to do exactly. I went from working at a spa as a coordinator to being a team member at a burgeoning internet café market to doing data entry at a city agency.  At said city agency, the bookkeeper of the office was leaving quickly and I volunteered to learn the position. As a bookkeeper, I found a niche which continued for years. Sometimes we get to a place of comfort and languish there. In fleeting moments of liquidity during those years, I knew what I was doing was not for me.

Passion is what elevates your soul to do great things. It is the feeling of euphoria that races through your veins when you are living in your purpose. Your passion will give you peace during turmoil.  Work occupies so much of our time, doing work we hate can wreck us internally. There is solace outside of the wreckage and lessons to learn in the spill. The spill taught me that while I may professionally be good at accounting, by settling in that position, I miss being excellent in my chosen path.  What is the point of doing a job well if you don’t take pleasure in that particular job?

Your path will not always be clearly marked. Some of us are going in circles in an attempt to win the rat race. There is not enough money in the world for you to be unhappy every day.  We can choose to monetarily gain from our natural talents. What is it that you have to offer? I personally want to build a life around what is right for me. It isn’t, hasn’t, or will be easy, but I claim to recite my self-appointed motto which is: Step up Step in Right Direction Calculated Moves.

In the words of bell hooks, “throughout my life I have endeavored to not only do work I enjoy but to work with individuals I respect, like, or love.”

My advice to you all is to live purposefully and don’t write off your dreams. While I am far from where I want to be, I know that the road to success is through mending my broken vision.

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