We all have something to share, and we all have more to learn. This week, teach us something — or share something you’ve been taught with the class.
This prompt is interesting to me because the one thing I really do well is a shared talent among bloggers. I write well and you do too. So I have to find something else to try to teach you in this writing challenge. I’m not exactly sure what that is though.
I know a lot about football. I can teach you how to attack a 4-3 defense (in theory). But that wouldn’t be that fun because I don’t think a lot of sports bloggers really participate in these challenges.
Maybe I can open the pages to one of my romantic British texts from the early 1800’s and we can do a poetry analysis. But I always do that. I’m always posting or re-posting some analysis I did for a class or personal reference.
I could probably sit here and list the various interests I have, but none of them are really that interesting. The subject that can make this post unique, I think, is second chances. I’ve had a bunch of second chances and may even be qualified to speak on them. Let’s look at my collegiate history:
I’ve been through the ringer, not only in my academic career but in my emotional life. Through my travels I’ve learned there are a couple if really important things you need to do to get a second chance or find a new opportunity. Here’s what they are:
I think so much of my failure at the University of New Mexico is because I had no clue what I wanted. For a long time I was in a major that I hated and it drained on me. If you are unhappy in something or with someone, be honest about it. I think honesty is the first step to acceptance and the path to something new.
Part of why my Disney internship was so important to me was because it allowed me the opportunity to experience life – to try things. There is no moment in your life where you will get an infusion of divine purpose. You have to go experience your truth before you will know the path you want to pursue.
Once you know what you want, be resilient. Be vicious. Constantly strive to get to that place. You have to do a lot of the #1 and #2 while doing this one. But, to use a shitty metaphor, the road does end. You do get to your goal. Four years ago I would have never have thought I would be this close to my bachelor’s degree (I get it in December). If you keep striving and you have a goal, you will get to your second chance.
A shocker, right? Network to get more chances. Maybe I’m being idealistic but had I not developed close relationships with specific people, I don’t know where I would be right now. Take time out of your day to support those people and they will do the same for you.
In my life I have lived in three different states five times and have gotten to see different parts of the country through business chances. The odds that you are right where you are supposed to be are low. Be open to experience and more experiences will be open to you.