YOU Have Full Control

April 26, 2015

Hello from February 21st (the last time I glogged…)

Today’s post is about how you have full control of what you put yourself in to. Anything can change if you want it too. Sometimes it’s more simple than others but nothing has to be permanent.

I’d like to share a a bit about me first and what I did last summer.
Last summer I worked in retail at this small boutique in Chatham, MA on Cape Cod. My sister had previously worked this job and thus as the little sister, thought everything she did I had to reciprocate it unto myself. What I thought was going to be the summer dream job – working with teenagers, going to the beach, living on my own in our little cottage like house – was the dream I thought I saw my sister lived a couple years before. Going into it I knew that this was what I wanted; it seemed perfect. When I actually started working, I realized that 8 hours on your feet is tiring, working with customers can be stressful, and I got a lot less beach time than expected. The perfect life I thought my sister lived was not for me. As much as I wanted it to be, I was just not happy with the situation. After about a month and a half of working, I had to leave to return to school.
As this summer creeps around the corner, I have changed what my priorities are. Instead of returning to that little store on Main Street – instead of living the life my sister lived – I will be working outside with children at a summer camp near my hometown in Southern New Hampshire. I am so much more happy with this arrangement and I cannot wait to start.

The same can be said for the college process. Unfortunately, I’m still undecided about what I’m going to do next year and where I’m going to college. Should I go straight to school or take a gap year or take a semester off? These questions riddle my brain to my breaking point. My friend told me do what scares you the most. I haven’t stopped thinking about it since. As May 1st creeps around the corner my decision about what to do becomes harder and harder and not to mention a heck of a lot more stressful. Sometimes things don’t work out perfectly but I believe that it’s those situations where you find it can become a perfect outcome if you really dive into it with a positive attitude. I’ve had a handful of situations that I have not been particularly happy about but it’s all worked out in the end. Life will happen and we shouldn’t feel the need to rush through things, rush to get to college, rush to be employed or rush to have kids. Take the time to adventure and things will happen when they happen and everything will fall into place.

Anyway, the subject of this post was how you have full control of your life and nothing has to be permanent if you don’t want it to be. You have the control to change anything and everything.

Just thought I would share some vague advice about life.

Yogi Tea Quote:
“The universe is the stage on which you dance, guided by your heart”

P.S. Sorry I’m posting this on a Sunday…


One Response

  1. Avatar Andee Alford says:

    Great glog post Natalie! (I’m a little behind on my blog reading) I passed the sushi test, so now I can post this!

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