23 May 2008

Exams

Well, it's that time of semester again. BUT, the good thing is - this is the final semester. At last. It's only taken 6 1/2 years to get here, but I finally finish uni on 11 June, at 11:30am. That's less than 19 days time. YAY. Needless to say I've been pretty slack about keeping my blog updated, 'cause I've been focussed elsewhere. BUT, still, here's a tip or two.

If you don't like your job - change it. If you think you can't change it - you're wrong. The reality is any one of us can do anything we choose to do. It's also a reality that we have different priorities. If you can pinpoint some of your priorities, you might just be able to change your life.

For example: you hate your job and you think "I can't do anything about it" - what's really guiding that? Is it that you don't want to go without the money while you study? You're scared you'll be no good at what you really want to do ie you just don't want to step out of your comfort zone? Whatever it is, you have to a) identify it and then b) ask yourself is this really a bigger priority for me than what I really want to do (eg change my job).

Now - if changing your job is a bigger priority - get out there and do it. IF on the other hand maintaining your current comfort zone is a bigger priority - then stop whinging about your current job.

When I went back to uni I was the breadwinner for the family. (I couldn't cut it as a stay-at-home mum, so The Man took over.) I had to juggle being a mum, working 40 hours a week (plus the rest) and studying. That meant I had to give things up - reading, movies, sewing, sleeping long hours. But I just didn't want to do what I was doing until I retired.

It's taken 6 1/2 L-O-O-O-N-G years, but I've finally made it. I really enjoy my job, and I'm just starting at the bottom! And now I get back my free time and comfort zone. There were times when I HATED studying. There were even a few times I threw my books across the room (stats!) But in the long run - it's worth it.

Thing is though - only YOU can decide if its worth it. Doesn't matter what it is. Some people want to climb mountains (why?), some people want to make lots of money (ho hum), some people want to put a computer in every household -they all made sacrifices to see their vision come to fruition. If you have a dream; a goal; a desire - call it what you will - decide if you want to make the sacrifices and then go for it.

4 comments:

Jane said...

congrats on the finish of all that study stuff for now......reckon it will ever suck you in again..
Expect wonderful quilts now..
and hey.....did you get to go on Doulos. It was at Geelong but was one of my not well enough times..darn it. Know a girl who is on it.

Al said...

Hi Sue, your blog is wonderful - so many clever ideas and though provoking comments.
Thank you for the outstanding list of suggestions for positive qualities - I'm hoping to be able to post the first project based on the idea by next week.

Lynda B said...

Hello SueBK,

Do you still blog, it has been ages since your last post. Are you a devoted twitterer now??

Do you remember ages and ages ago signing up for a Pay It Forward on my blog?? I am almost ready to send my gifts but I have lost EVERYTHING including your address details. Would you mind poppping over to my blog and emailing me with your postal address again.

cheers

Lynda

Jane said...

Congratulations.
Stats books deserve to be thrown across rooms.