One year ago today, I made this post...
One year later, my motivation has paid off. There are still some days that are hard (2020, amiright?), but I have done a 180.
Almost two weeks ago, I posted I was doing big things. It's actually one big thing that I know will lead to bigger things. Ever since I left VHUMC, I have struggled to find my purpose. Sometimes people aren't presented their purpose immediately or with certainty. They have to discover a significant amount more about themselves to find it. No matter how or when you realize it, all that matters is that you do.
3,784 days ago, I graduated from college with a BS in Sport and Fitness Management. 32 days ago, I started my first graduate class. I am pursuing my Masters in Education with a concentration in Physical Education.
In my second year of college thousands of days ago, I can recall walking across the quad at Troy University, talking to my mom on the phone. I was trying to declare my major. She thought I'd be a great PE teacher. I thought she could be right, so I went to my guidance counselor a few days later, and it was declared. A week into my first education class, I left that major quicker than the fastest kid on the kickball team running the bases for an inside the park home run. I knew it wasn't for me. I eventually landed on SFM and loved the major. From the professors to my fellow students, I knew I was in the right place. I made A's and B's my last two years of college.
Now that I am back in the education class that I originally ran from, I am thoroughly enjoying it. I credit the experience I got from basically being a PE teacher at VHUMC. I also credit all the people in my life- my mom and dad, my friends (from back home and all over; new and old). I also know it's important to give myself some credit. I wanted to give up countless times in the last year and a half. I really was drowning. Now I'm just butterfly stroking* through it.
*Sidenote: I just looked up the butterfly stroke, and woah, that does not look easy. Then I looked up breaststroke- I'm just going to stick with good ol' fashioned swimming, and the point I was trying to make is that I'm not drowning.
Can I also be THAT pet parent that gives credit to their pups? Great, cause I'm gonna! Canon, Phoenix, and little man Murphy put up with a lot of shit the last year or so. I was sad, discouraged, in the house ALL DAY for weeks at a time, and they just kept showing up by giving me unconditional love. I cannot imagine and better trio. I miss the hell out of Murphy but Canon and Phoenix are picking up the slack and pushing forward. I could not be more grateful.
365 days later, I'm where I knew that I could be. Now, I can't wait to do more and be even better than today.