Playing the Game
Has anyone seen Happyish? If you haven't, you must watch immediately!
Anyway, one of the key messages in that single series of television is this: when it comes to work, you have to play the game.
Is it fair? No. Is it easy? Also no. But are you above playing it? Oh, HELL no.
I spent last night beating myself up over not "playing the game" soon enough, well enough, fast enough. Not winning yet. Feeling behind, feeling overwhelmed, feeling discouraged over everyone who is already an amazing blogger and social media influencer, with communities of 100k followers and strong ass platforms to say what's on their mind.
"I should have started blogging junior year when Alison told me to!!" I cried to my husband. "I would be so much farther along!"
He reminded me that I am worrying about a sunk cost.
Honestly, shit's been cray since I graduated college in 2014. I started working full time, fell in love, got married, switched jobs, moved several times, got a cat, got another cat, gained weight, lost weight, put myself into and now am digging myself out of some debt.......
Really, all I can do is LOOK AHEAD in a new direction. Just like my Oprah sweater tells me to do. Just like anyone can do. And to remind myself WHY I am playing this game, I hold close to me this other, perhaps more important quote:
In order to beat the man, you must first become the man.
Happy Tuesday, y'all.