I have been growing all the time in different ways. Right now, going through a tough job market, I am constantly trying to reinvent myself and to grow within. I have volunteered and have grown as a person as I have taken on big projects and learned how to deal with people. I have traveled a bit and see life, people, and the world in a different light. All my life experiences in the past 6 months has helped me grow.
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Looking back at the last year and thinking about work I have noticed that I have grown up quite a bit. For one, I have been without a boss so everything has been falling on me since august. It’s much more responsibility but I have been learning quite a bit. At times, a little immaturity comes out when I am frustrated but I handle things really well and have proven to myself I could go to the next level. Right now, I feel a bit underappreciated and definitely underpaid but it might just mean it’s time to move on.
In my personal life, i recently had a friend asking me advice about her relationship. I saw how objectively I looked at the situation not taking sides and more importantly not being sucked into any drama. I think sometimes when we’re younger we’re looking for drama or to appease someone. I know that when I was in graduate school I didn’t have time for that crap so I removed myself from any possible drama and I like my life better that way- I am not wasting my energy.
There is nothing better to help you grow than traveling! You learn about different people. You learn about different cultures. You learn about different customs. And you learn about yourself! You take all that together and you grow. You have time to integrate everything you experienced and reflect on what you know and then walk out with something new. You grow! And I did that recently. I grew! And when I grow so quickly, my life quickly becomes chaos b/c I “see” all the things I need to change to keep growing! I love it… when life isn’t stagnant, life it good!
It seems like many people become stagant after a while for whatever reason, probably routine or habit. I don’t want to do that, esp now that I am married. I keep hearing horror stories about married couples that no longer do things and just stay in a keep to themselves.
I want to keep learning about new things, experiencing new thing, and just keep living! I don’t want to fall into a routine where I never need to think again or where I become unmotivated or too lazy to try or do new things.
By growing, I want to continually expand who I am!