Accomplishment is one of my favorite things in life. There is something about being productive and completing an important goal that feels wonderful. This month has been full of big accomplishments for my husband and me. He graduated as a Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer, we moved to Florida, I finished my Certificate in Marketing, and I finally got a job. Accomplishment is a value that makes me feel amazing.
There are so many times in life where I think, “once I finish (insert accomplishment) I’ll be satisfied.” But there is always another fantastic goal waiting on the horizon to be tackled, which I love, but at the same time tries my patience. If anything has taught me to be patient, it is life in the military. We can plan all we want, but along the way, things never end up exactly how you planned in the perfect world called, “your mind.” I thought that once I was done with college, I would be well on my way to an amazing career immediately. That’s what all of these years of papers, tests, and hard work are for, right? There are so many valuable learning experiences in between my degree and my career that will make that sense of accomplishment on the day I hear “You’re HIRED!” at my dream job that much better.
Transition periods of life cause you to step back and look at the bigger picture. The fact is, we are BLESSED. We have the chance to be successful, to fail, to work harder, and to feel accomplished. When you reach your goal, the pride and joy you will feel is worth the effort.
“For the love of God is why I try so hard. I ain’t tryin’ to win the praise of man, I live for the love of GOD.” –Josh Turner