Everyday NhanSense: Each day, I will blog about something that comes to mind. My goal is to practice writing about my hobbies, my interests, my opinions and so forth.
Day 79’s Topic: Patience.
I am by all means a patient person, but there are days I guess I lose this virtue when I feel things aren’t moving as fast as I would like.
This is why this particular thing at the store stood out to me.
It wasn’t expensive or anything, but I do like having “reminders” laid out for me throughout my desk to keep me in check. After all, life is all about realizing that certain things just develop after a duration, and for some people it takes longer than others for it to materialize.
For instance, many years ago, the only thing I kept telling myself that I wanted more than anything else was just this – independence.
I had my run with bad luck and had to live with my parents for a long time after graduating college. A really long time. Shame! No, not really. A lot of people have to do that these days. It’s not as much of an “oh no, you do!” kind of shame that it once was.
Anyway, I just wanted to be my own person when I was living with my folks, be my own adult, pay my own bills … blah, blah, blah. I wanted adulthood. I wanted to be independent enough to take care of myself like we are all expected to at one point, especially when we finally leave the safety of the nest.
Pretty straightforward, right?
Well, be careful what you wish for as they say, though I am grateful that it finally happened. I achieved my independence, albeit at the price of admission for a roller coaster ride I may or may not have been ready for a few months back.
It took me getting kicked out from where I was living, moving to a new town I had never been to before, fighting off starvation while unemployed for two months and now starting to stabilize the ship.
I am still technically poor, and it’s gonna take another short while before I can really feel good about my circumstances and all that jazz. But hey, I survived the “thrilling” ride, if you want to call it that, and I am that much better of a person because of it.
I learned a lot. The hard way. But I learned a lot. That’s what matters. I think.
So yeah, I like collecting trinkets and other random things with messages to keep me happy. Whatever it may be, I will often find a spot for it somewhere, as long as I will naturally come across it over and over again until the message is drummed into my skull.
Things like this card exist all over my room.
I think having these random words of advice, these pearls of wisdom, help me remember what the main goal is, which is to succeed. Now of course, success is so subjective, as we all have our own respective opinions about what this means.
In the meantime, I just have to take it one day at a time, thank God for my chance to take each breath, as I figure out what the heck I want to do with my life.
Good things take time.
They certainly do.
They certainly do.
“Get good. Be better.” – Nhan Fiction