Source: NO EXCUSES!
After reading this article; Why Millennials are a F**king Joke,
I got inspired and decided to get something off my chest, since you know.. we are so easily offended.
You want to lose weight, “Oh I can’t, I’m on birth control it gets me fat”… I have no job.. I want to finish school, but I have a baby… I want to finish school but I work full time… I want to make money and be successful but life is too hard… like Shia Labeouf says, “ Just do it”.
If I had a dime for all the EXCUSES I have heard and said. Unless you are an illegal immigrant, a person with a disability that hinders their job or learning performance, I don’t want to hear it!
I know of illegal immigrants that can hold jobs, convicts who can hold jobs, veterans with disabilities that can hold jobs.
Being involved in the OCR (obstacle course race) community, I have seen people who are 400+ lbs who will walk, climb and go through obstacles. They have more heart than most of us. There are amputees that are in better shape than us. WHAT’S YOUR EXCUSE?
What aggravates me the most is that, it’s those closed minded people that victimize themselves. No… you are LAZY. It is YOUR choice. It is my choice to wake up early get everything ready for my son, take him to day-care, go home during lunch and spend 20 minutes with my husband. Go back to work, work out, pick my son up, go home -cook, clean, play and teach him new things, feed him, bathe him put him to bed, then start or finish my homework, do laundry and clean up.
It’s my choice to pick boiled eggs over a McGriddle. It my choice to study or read a book vs watching TV. It’s my choice to work out or lay down and take a nap.
“But I have no time”. Yes you do…. It’s called time management and prioritizing! It’s called sacrificing going out, hanging with your friends gossiping and talking about how bad or good you have it. It’s working to give someone else 533 dollars to watch your kid while you provide and get an education to better yourself. It’s not being able to socialize as much as you used to. It’s having the courage to say, “Sorry I can’t make it”, and the strength to not feel lonely because you no longer get invited to events. Why? Because you need to do it for YOU. What do YOU want? And what are YOU doing about it.
Many people say, “pray until something happens”. Well there has to be actions taking place. If you can’t work out, eat better stretch drink more water avoid the fat and sugary things. If you don’t have money for school find a job, apply for scholarships ask for grants, join the military. The resources are endless. It’s all on you. It doesn’t matter how many classes you take as long as you finish! It doesn’t matter when you start, only that you do.
Below is the link to her article.
Choosing the right full time job for you when attending school full time can be very stressful.
When I finished my enlistment I applied for a government job as a health technician.
Phlebotomy certification in 2008.Administrative specialist 2010-2014. 88 credits towards Bachelors degree. Management experience.
In 2010 I joined the Marines and if you didn’t know, they do not offer medical specialty jobs. We receive all medical care through the Navy. So I went in as an Administrative specialist.
2014- There were no openings for anything administrative available at that time so I applied as a health technician and got in.
I kept applying for 40-60k paying jobs because I knew I was qualified, and needed more money. I kept outweighing the pros and cons of how much more stressed I would be if I was a supervisor and running an office vice drawing blood and being a part of a great team. I am not in charge, I come in draw about 50 to 80+ patients a day and pick up my son and go home. Study, cook, clean all that good stuff.
I got multiple job offers and I decided that while I was still continuing my education that I was content at my current job.
You see sometimes just because you will be making more money doesn’t mean you will be happy.
Maybe that simple full-time steady job that you have is the Right job for your current situation. Always look at the bigger picture not just at that particular moment in time.
Will it help you feel good?
I feel good when I hear a patient tell me I did a great job or I hear old Veteran stories.
Is it worth the commute?
I live 7 to 10 minutes away from my job and my sons daycare is across the street.
Are you really making more money?
Good thing about working for the Government, you get a little raise and you move up in grade and steps.
Are you willing to relocate?
We decided to buy a house in Cape Coral and felt that was the right choice.
How will it affect your school and family time?
I see my husband on lunch breaks and on weekends and I get to spend time with my son feed him, play, bathe him and put him to bed by 730-8pm. I do my homework when he is in bed.
Remember every family is different and whatever your situation as long as you have a schedule and routine that works everything will be ok.