Recently, I had my blogaversary with Young Broke Social Worker!! It has been over a year that I decided to create this platform where I share my professional as well as personal experiences with all of you. It has been an amazing journey and having the opportunity to speak with people who are so supportive and encouraging of my endeavors, so I truly thank you.
Anniversaries have a way of making you reflect on where you’ve been and also consider where you may be going. When Facebook notified me of the “1 year ago today….”, it truly made me sit back and think about what goals I had set out for myself to accomplish and what I had actually succeeded in completing. I attempted to write this blog a few times and have been having the challenge of making it sound positive so I have decided that I am going to be honest and you can just take that take that take that *Diddy voice*
Complacency. That is the word that comes to mind when I think about my current situation. Without going into too many details (my dad subscribes to my blog LOL), I have become so complacent whether that be in my personal relationships or my professional undertakings, that reflection is very difficult for me to do, but it is also a major part of individual growth so it is something that needs to happen. I have settled for relationships with the opposite sex that I know are much less than what I deserve. I have accepted employment opportunities that, while allowing me to pay my bills and make ends meet, are not offering me any chances for professional development. In addition, due to fear and lack of faith, I have chosen to remain in my comfort zone and ignore my inner desires to relocate. I say all of this to say, in a nutshell, check yourself.
It is entirely too easy to continue going with the flow of things and losing sight of what it is you truly want to do. If you haven’t done so with the recent New Year, check yourself! Re-evaluate your goals, use measurable outcomes to determine if you are reaching them, make sure the goals you had are still the goals you want. Know that you are a King or a Queen and you have absolutely no business settling for anything because you deserve everything you desire and work for plus more. Show people how to treat you by modeling it in the way you treat yourself as well as others. Keep notes for what you want to do, my auntie Erykah Badu said, “Write it down on real paper with a real pencil and watch shit get real”.
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