Personally, this year’s May has been a roller coaster. A lot of things have happened and a lot of lessons have been learned. The biggest thing for me would, of course, be switching careers. Here are five of the lessons that you too may have learned over the past month:
1. Decisions will make you stronger. Stronger than you think you already are. Switching to a new career path is something I never thought I would be doing in the next three to five years. I honestly loved my office job and all the office work I had to face every single day. But I grew tired of all of it. One morning, I woke up and I just knew that it was going to be all or nothing for me. I woke up and I just knew that I was on the verge of going neurotic and I had to do something about it quick. I did. And I’m loving it.
2. Do not be afraid. Fear is what needs to be feared. If you are always scared to do what you want to do, then you will never be happy. Leave what you’re doing and chase your dreams. Your dreams will never chase you first, Silly Goose.
3. Be kind to yourself. I have been working my ass off the past months that I have started to become sickly. Viruses love me because I never did anything to get rid of them (but brush my teeth). I wake up early, go to the office late, go home, get back to work and sleep late. I worked a lot, because I was allergic to the word ‘break’. Now, I have been taking a few breaks every now and then. And I can say the word ‘break’ without wanting to cringe. Break, break, break. Ha!
4. Write everyday. Even if you become too lazy. Even if you’re tired. Even if you have nothing to write about. Just write. Write about your plans for the day, plans for life, dreams, the places you want to visit, the things you want to save up for and buy. You can even just write a grocery list, for writing’s sake. Writing is actually good for you. Not only will it allow you to speak out your mind, vent out your feelings, or make you remember things, it can also make your heart feel a lot less heavy. Write. Now.
5. It actually gets better. You just can’t evade bad days, they’re normal. There will be bad days, like when I had to say goodbye, but it gets better. It always does get better as you go. No matter how much your heart is breaking, how much your body is aching, how tired you are or how badly you want to quit, everything will get better if you just give it enough time.
A new month has finally come, and I can tell, you’re hoping that nice things would happen this month. Trust me, it will be a better month. I’ve been busy with a lot of things these days, but thank God, all is well. I am leaving you with a picture I have taken just today, the last day of May. We are such blessed creatures that we can find a lot of genuinely beautiful things everywhere.
What did the month of May teach you?
*PS: This is a post from 2014.
Author: Mary Elizabeth Francisco
A huge fan of chocolate chip cookies. Hypertensive. Loves ice cream and taking pictures of the sky. Believes that coffee makes the world a better place. Just a girl, not a hero. Not yet, that is.