Thursday, October 24, 2013

Lessons in Life

Today marks my last day of employment with my first full-time job. It’s crazy to think where the past year has gone. June of 2012 I was graduating from my internship to become a Registered Dietitian. In July, I took the national board exam and officially earned my Registered Dietitian License. And in September of 2012 I was hired for this job. It all happened so fast and I was truly BLESSED to have this opportunity “fall into my lap.” It was meant to be and let me move to Madison to be with Joe-Joe.

A little over a year later and I’m still blessed to be where I am. Joe and I enjoy each other every day and have a great apartment that’s actually big enough for the both of us. We have great friends around the city. I have best friends at home that are still there for me no matter what. I’m moving on to a job where I can use my strengths and interests to impact other people’s lives. And, I've learned so much about the “real world,” along with kicking my naive nature to the curb... while looking back at this job, I can honestly say that is the biggest life lesson I was able to learn. I love this quote to sum it up: “The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naïve forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.”

In high school and the early years of college, I was in the stupid category. Late years of college and my first year of work, I was in the naïve category. But now, after a year into my career, I have moved on to the wise category. I've forgiven, but I won’t forget how I was treated here at this job. I’ll take that lesson with me as I go and use it to create my own management style based on mutual respect and fun. I’m sure I’ll make mistakes in my next job, but I’m SO EXCITED for the lessons I’ll learn. After all, what fun is life if you’re not learning?


1 comment

  1. That is one of my favorite life quotes! A ship in the harbor is safe, but that's not what ships are built for! I think sometime we get comfortable and complacent in where we are in our lives. We fear succeeding or changing, but we are holding ourselves back! I am certainly guilty of this! Good luck in our new endeavor!


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