The Up Swing
2008: Graduated college; became a janitor
2009: Became a book seller
2010: Became a reading and writing tutor
2011: Became a book editor
2012: Moved to Virginia; became a technical editor for the FAA
2013: Moved into my first apartment; met my wonderful boyfriend
2014: Became an editor for another government organization; BOUGHT A MOTHA’ FUCKIN’ CAR.
Hard work pays off. Trying to ignore my fears and moving to another fucking state with no job lined up, no money, no savings, and knowing that moving back would probably mean putting my parents into debt WAS FUCKING WORTH IT. I worked my ass off, I struggled and was terrified and so scared, but it fucking worked. Taking chances can equal success, even if it takes time.
I’m proud of myself, I’m damn proud. For most of my early adult life I thought I’d never achieve any of the dreams I had when I was a kid and teen and yet, they’re all starting to stack up. It’s happening. It didn’t happen as quickly as I hoped but it’s happening. I am so happy, so thankful, always a little bit scared, and ready for the next up swing.