Guys, I am three assignments/exams away from a Master’s degree.
That being said, today’s post totally didn’t get pre-written, totally didn’t go up on time, and totally is about to suck because I am stuck in the whirlwind that is my life on the road to graduation [finally].
So, for this Monday [evening], I will leave you with my most current motivator that is pushing me through every single moment that I want to rip my hair out [aka every moment of my life as of recent]:
“Don’t think about what can happen in a month. Don’t think about what can happen in a year. Just focus on the 24 hours in front of you and do what you can to get closer to where you want to be.”
Monday was good, but Tuesday will be even better.
On this Tuesday, I challenge you.
I challenge you to recognize what you’ve accomplished in life.
I challenge you to reward yourself.
I challenge you to love yourself.
I challenge you to stop comparing yourself to others.
I challenge you to appreciate progress – no matter how little or how large.
But most importantly, I challenge you to always keep going.
There is no better time to transform your mindset and to feel better about yourself than right now.
Take the time, get it done.
The spring semester began yesterday at the strike of 12 and I am already ready to lose my mind. I know, I know, it sounds over-dramatic, but I can be because I want to complain.
My agenda is already over-filled with assignments, readings, and projects that need to be completed within the next 15 weeks, and can we just talk about how I have already spent $300 on books…not including the 4 books that are in my “save for later” pile on Amazon. It is always overwhelming when you go to deposit money at the bank and then not even 3 hours later, blow most of it on grown-up expenses
*surprise you have money!! oh, just kidding, no you don’t*
After my day at school, I had to run to Target [shocker] to pick up a couple of binders and a new pen/pencil pouch, considering my orange highlighter decided to explode all over my now-old one. When I was there, of course I had to take a look around the little dollar section, like I always do. I wasn’t going to look at anything but the 4 binders that I needed, because I was in a terrible mood and just wanted to go home and lay in bed and start my homework, but I am glad I did.
For $1, I found this little wooden inspirational sign that reads “THINK GOOD THOUGHTS” [pictured in this post] and, holy cow, did I need this today more than ever. I have been so overwhelmed with basically everything lately, mostly because the next 6 or so months will bring about some big changes. I went right home and placed it on my little cube dresser for me to see everyday, both when I wake up in the morning and go to bed at night.
Already, this little motivator has reminded me of all the good that did happen today. I was able to turn in a voucher to get the tuition for one of my classes completely covered, I applied [and am continuing to apply] to new jobs, an older man at the bank told me I had pretty eyes, and my coffee this morning was made with the perfect amount of cream and sugar.
No matter how crappy things look in that moment, there will always be something positive to remember to put your mind at ease. It is just your job [or a mini-dollar-section-inspirational sign’s] job to remind you of that. xoxo.