Hope you had a great weekend! It’s Monday again, which means it’s time for a quote. I could just pick out quotes at random, but I try to select them based on what’s going on in my life. My hope is that other people can better connect to and feel inspired by the quotes if they can identify with them.
With that said, starting work has been a tougher transition than I expected. Up until June, I had been a student my whole life. I went straight from high school to undergrad to graduate school. My world revolved around gaining the knowledge and skills I needed to graduate and to pursue a career in social work. My goals were clear and my time was finite. I needed to meet these certain requirements in this many semesters.
Now I am working without an end date or a clear path ahead. Many people would feel a sense of freedom at this point, but I actually feel lost. I am definitely “Type A,” and the seemingly indefinite nature of this new period of my life overwhelms me sometimes. However, I am also begrudgingly thankful for my recent struggles. As a student, I gained knowledge and skills, but I wasn’t gaining wisdom. I hope and pray that the challenges I face will help me with judgments and decisions in the future, and I’m just feeling some growing pains right now. With that very long explanation, I chose a quote by Helen Keller about how our character is developed. I hope you find it meaningful, too!
“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Helen Keller