I believe this conversation took place when I was a student in a high school physics. It was back when Pluto was both a cartoon character and a planet. Apparently only one of those descriptions are true now. Please know this has absolutely nothing to do with the first sentence of this post. It is a convenient point of reference strictly for your educational enlightenment. Yep, you’re welcome.
I’ll proceed. Back to class. I was sitting next to Donna. The bell had not yet rung(which wouldn’t have stopped me from yakking , anyway). We were discussing our future college plans. I told her of the university to which I had been admitted but confessed I was unsure as to what I was going to declare as my major. She pointed out that I loved to read and that I had an affinity for libraries (she did not use those words, by the way). And then she said to me, “Why don’t you go into Library Science?”
Why in the world had I not thought of that? How had I not figured that out on my own? I’m sure she never thought another thing about it and never realized the impact her suggestion made.
I checked that day and found out that, indeed, my future college had an undergrad program in Library Science. And that, as they say, was that. Four years later that is exactly what my diploma stated. (Fortunately the diploma did not enumerate all of the college experiences of which I partook). Whew!
My point is that I missed the obvious and one person’s comment helped steer the focus of my education.
I have written before about how one day (a few years back) I was employed and then I wasn’t.
If asked, I tell people that I am retired.
Last week I thinking about the fact that I am putting in quite a few hours for a retiree. I work from home, for great people, and love what I do. It is part time. This is a busy season. I sent a text to my friend last week because it struck me funny that I had decided to work so many hours.
Here is a snippet of our conversation.
Of course I was just being goofy about writing my congressman, but it wasn’t until my friend said that I’m not retired that I realized….oh yeah, I’M NOT RETIRED. I work. It might be part time and from home, but it is a job that involves expectation on the part of the people who have hired me and it is a financial arrangement. They are not just paying me for my charm and good looks. Trust me.
These might be kind of silly examples.
On a more serious note, have you ever had an experience where someone makes a comment and it changes your way of thinking about something? For example, an unhealthy habit or relationship. Maybe a situation that you have never looked at in a certain way until a statement, made in passing, stops you right where you are because it is now so obvious.
Feel free to share in the comment section below. I would love to know I’m not alone in this.
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