My First Post – 9/19/17

Thanks for joining me on my blogging journey, I always try to do this and have never been able to follow through because life gets in the way. I want to use this blog as a personal journal, something I can look back on in a few years and see how much I’ve changed. Today is Tuesday, September 19, 2017. I’m currently at work killing time until the phone rings or I have to answer an email about something stupid. Fall begins this Friday (woohoo!). Not much is going on new right now. My boyfriend Billy and I are in the process of packing our things for our supposed move this weekend into our new apartment, which is under threat of being pushed back (again) to next weekend, fingers crossed it doesn’t.

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my future and my career in journalism. I am being steered more and more towards radio journalism and broadcasting every day. I guess that’s what happens when you work security at your favorite radio station. This is more motivation for me to finish my degree so I can work at the station and not security for the station, ha! Some exciting life changes are forthcoming, I won’t speak of them here yet until i know for sure, don’t want any bad mojo for speaking too soon. But I’ve been encouraged, especially after I’ve had such a rough year in all aspects of my life. I shared a thing on Facebook today that really spoke to me, it pretty much summed up where I am at in life at this moment. Here it is.

I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way they handle these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life. I’ve learned that making a “living” isn’t the same as making a “life.” I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one. I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

So that’s where I’m at. A lot of growing to do still, but I’ve grown so much and learned so much more than where I was last year. Last year at this time I was still in the closet. I was depressed. I had lost hope for anything better coming my way. No goals, no solid plans. All I knew was working and sleeping. I had just moved back from Virginia that summer, leaving all my friends behind. It was a trying time. It’s crazy how much of a difference a year can make on your life! The biggest thing we have to do in order to move forward with our lives is to conquer whatever fear we have. Fear halts progress, doesn’t mean you don’t ever get scared, but you get things done anyway regardless of that fear. It’s learning how to control it. That’s all I’ve got for you today. Thanks for reading! See you tomorrow, or whenever I get around to it.

-m

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