In life we're all working hard to achieve something. Whatever it may be, we all love the feeling we get once we accomplish that goal. Last week I was honored to be elected into membership of the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS). To become a member of the organization you have to be pursuing a degree in a technical program and have a minimum 3.0 gpa. I have been working my butt off in school and it has not been easy balancing life, with a family, full-time job, and school. I often feel over extended. There are days when I feel like throwing in the towel and giving up. Then there days when I feel motivated and resilient. Life has been a roller coaster ride for me. I had some ups and downs. I have met people in my life who have taught me lessons. I have also learned how to make better decisions. I think about how my life use to be and how it has changed drastically, in a good way.
The one thing I can say that has not changed in my life is, I always remain humble and proud no matter how big or small the achievement. I remember when I got my first place and though it wasn't much, it was mine. I had a two bedroom and it was perfect for me and my boys. When I bought a brand new car with less than 20 miles on it, I felt proud. I have always driven used cars and it felt good having something new, me the first one, driving it. Though these may seem like small accomplishments to some, they were big for me. In life no one ever starts at the top, we have to start at the bottom, no matter who we are. We all have to have our first car but our next car won't be the same as the first, its usually better. We all had our first job, and now some are in the career of their dreams but they started small. When I listen to success stories from millionaires they all have one thing in common, they started small, then progressed to success.
There's nothing wrong with starting at the bottom, when you're at the bottom that's where you can perfect your craft, and shape yourself into the future person that you want to be. Once you make it to the top and accomplish your goal you can cry, smile, or sign in relief that you made it. Once you accomplish one goal, you don't stop there, you keep going, shaping, and molding yourself with each new accomplishment. In life our needs changes as we complete our goals. The goals we wanted to achieved as a teenager will look different from the goals we want to attain at the age of 21, 25, 30, or older. This is part of growing up. We can't stay young forever. We all have to eventually leave the nest. When I got my first place that was the best feeling.
I love my mom and we get alone well but I knew that I had to move out. I was grown, and I needed to be on my own, to grow. Our parents are special to us because they have protected us since we were a baby. Its hard to let them go but we have to eventually create our mark on this earth. When I was inducted into the NTHS I felt proud. I almost wanted to cry. I was proud of my hard work and seeing it get recognized was a good feeling. I know that this might not be a big achievement to some but it was to me. I still have two more semesters to graduate but this achievement gave me motivation to keep going. In life you have to be proud of yourself. Though you might not be where you want to be in life, appreciate the accomplishments that you have achieved. We have to be able to celebrate the small things in our lives so we will appreciate the big things that are coming.