Monday, October 1, 2012

New Beginnings in Familiar Places

You know that feeling you have the night before a big test?  Or the day before you are leaving on a plane bound for outside the small boundaries of your known galaxy?  How about the time your were in a school choir in elementary and it was the night of your first big performance, or just before the ref blows the whistle for your first game of little league soccer.

Mix that with the feeling of Christmas Eve, the night before you birthday and the first day of October and that's about how I feel right now.  Not to mention the relief that comes with the ending of Monday.

Tomorrow I have a job interview.  The first one in months, and what do you know, it some place I've been before, for two plus years.  I've been willing the weekend away hoping that tomorrow would come three days ago, and now it's here.

Wish me luck and send good vibes my way, I'll need them.

Have you ever felt so connected to your work it has become a part of you?  I'm not meaning that you get so involved with it that other pursuits in your life become meaningless and you morph into a horrible robot that has only one goal in life: to work.  Not that.

Have you ever felt that you were not merely content with the job you have, but feel like your life was being inspired to be and do more than the simple nature of your employment?  Life seems to have a new light.  I probably sound absolutely crazy, but it's how I feel, at least at eleven o'clock at night.  I feel the same way about my future career.  (Which is a giant float enigma waiting to be caught by good students all around.)

I feel so passionate about helping others achieve their goals.  Nothing makes me smile more than to see others progress.  It's the process I enjoy most, helping them take those steps to greatness, being better than they were the day before.  There is something so wholly organic that I can't help but to be captivated by the strength of a human being.

People have asked me what I want to be when I grow up, first of all I don't want to grow up.  Second, I want to give aide to those who are in need.  Many assume I mean to be a counselor for one's employment, or for delving into the human psyche to reveal the damaging past that made the person who they are today. (Not to say that those are very relevant and important jobs in society, they just aren't for me.)

 No, I want to help those in need of getting back on their feet after a harrowing experience that life throws at them.  I want to help someone recover from the limits of their mortal frame, move past road blocks, and rise above to become great persons than they once were.  To travel the long road as a companion, friend, and guide, urging them to move forward, not look back and strive to live their experiences on planet Earth to the fullest.

I want to be an Occupation Therapist.

(no idea what they are, just send your questions my way, I'll shed some light on the subject.)

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