As I look at today's date, I just realized that it was on this day, 10 years ago, that I graduated from my Alma Mater, Prairie View A&M University! To say that I have learned so much about myself would be an UNDERSTATEMENT! I will list the biggest or poignant lessons I have learned within the past ten years post Undergrad.
The biggest lesson of all: you can't compare your life to others in your circle, class, work life, etc.
Although I am still learning this daily, I have come to realize that my journey in life is not going to mirror someone else's life or journey. Too many nights, I have racked my brain trying to figure out: "How did this person get this job over me?" or "I'm more qualified than they are; how are they getting so many interviews?" or the big one: "Now, I KNOW I am smarter than they are, so how are they understanding these concepts or aspects of the job/assignment better than I am?" I would stress and worry…
I know I have been neglectful of my blog. I know I can't do this continuously if I want to start a following or just get enough people to read it. Sometimes, things do come up but other moments, I can be somewhat lazy. I will and have to do better. Since that's out of the way, here we go!!
Last week (when I wanted to actually write this blog, lol) I came across a news story that confused me a bit. I read the AOL stories and news links often and Scott Peterson's name came up. The article stated how his family are asking people to help them raise money for him to have another trial to win an appeal that can possibly show his innocence in the case and for him to get out sooner.
Now I may be wrong, but if I remember correctly, wasn't he the main and ONLY suspect that was charged with this murder? I saw the E! True Hollywood Story and I was very upset at the story and even more so the disturbing evidence that was found that lead to him. It wasn't too many th…
Not sure if the title grabs you, but I am sure I'm not the only one who has dealt with confidence issues.
Lately, I have dealt with lack of confidence due to many changes in my life. From almost finishing a degree to job loss to a new job offer to relocating to career woes in general. I've gone through all those emotions within a short timeframe and these events contributed to my growing confidence issues.
In recent years, I have had many moments where my confidence has shown through, especially when it came to either mentoring others or helping someone with a personal problem. Even as I write this, I think back to the times where I was complimented on how well I did something and how I presented myself. My mindset has changed my thinking into believing that I can no longer be confident in what I do or in how I accomplish tasks at hand.
Man, when I was younger, I use to be so much more efficient! As a student in Undergrad, I was ALWAYS doing my absolute…