I realized the actual meaning of this phrase, much after I started working full-time. The transition from campus to corporate, they said, was difficult. But I (now) say it was DRAMTIC – intensity of drama varying from person to person.
As a school kid I wished to grow up in a jiffy, and go to college. As a college freshman, I dreamt to get a satisfying (socially, mentally, monetarily) job. And then, as an employed big-girl, I started to search further, what is my dream?
Now here came the DRAMA part. I have a well-paying job, a loving family, a caring life partner, a decent social status. So where do I invest my energy, my dreams, my thoughts, and (at times) my money?
After some days of meaningless social networking, my mind was gushed with plethora of Plans I had made in my younger years, which now seems like a previous life. So I start following my heart to fulfill some-if-not-all my yet-to-be-accomplished dreams.
Eventually, just like the clouds after a storm, my head cleared of all drama – the transitions I was going through: campus-to-corporate, girl-to-woman.
While competing in corporate rat-race, the one which fetches us a handsome status in the society, we forget what we really love-what we really should be doing. We get trapped in our own cocoon of responsibilities, aims and goals. Only when WE pop that bubble OURSELVES, we are exposed to other opportunities – the ones which helps us through this journey in a healthier spirit.
Well, I try breaking out of my schedule more than once a week. And take a complete break from work on the weekend. But my morning blues still persist. After all, who wants to go operate some electrical machines after an exciting weekend of shopping, decorating, cooking and blogging? 😀
This is a great post and I can entirely relate. Life is so much more enjoyable when persuing the things one loves!
Absolutely! One just has to be passionate and willing!
It happens to all for that is the way of the world, but you can take time to smell the roses and enjoy the simple beauties of life. You write,you have an innate sense of the pure love that helps your life to blossom. Use it, daily write yourself a love letter, dedicated to your best qualities and ask yourself if God was here before would he agree, and always laugh out loud letting the joy to infect all around you. You are a bright radiant life my sister…with enormous talent, you can change any atmosphere that you are in. Another wonderful post, it a wonderful joy to conversate in a brother sister way! It brings a special happiness to my world…think what it might do to many others as well as yourself! Blessings always my sister!
Such wise words!!
Thanks for sharing 🙂
Thanks for liking my post.
I really enjoyed this post. I too have worked really hard to get an education, my dream job, and husband in an ideal setting. I’ve found out that over time that there is so much more to life than the things you can plan for. I love that you’re vowing to take time every week for yourself. . . I think I will make that vow too. . . part of the reason why I started my blog.
And, I think that you’ll probably enjoy your job MORE once you step away from it (maybe 😉
Stepping away once in awhile, does give a vent to all those stored feeling!
And I seriously loved your blog.. all the 4 posts I read were amazing! 🙂
You should write more! never give up blogging!!