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I Think I Can, I Know I Can


I think I can, I know I can.

These words seemed so common to me as a child. But the older I get the more I discover there must be some truth to these words.

I had the pleasure of meeting a very successful local businessman on yesterday. The irony is that I met him while at work.

I currently work a temporary front desk position. It is not the glamorous job I envisioned working after graduating from college with a journalism degree. The more years that pass the more likely it seems that I will remain stuck in this position forever.

But the conversation I had with that gentleman on yesterday gave me a bit more hope. There were two things he told me that stood out:

  1. Your passion is only matched by your commitment
  2. You can realize all of our dreams if you work hard enough

The second point brings me back to the first sentence of this post: I think I can, I know I can.

Sometimes it seems so unfathomable that I will ever find that perfect job that gives me total fulfillment. Several of my friends that I went to college with are now working as news anchors, reporters, communications specialists and other esteemed positions at with major companies. I sit at a desk answering phones all day. While I am thankful to have a job and try to make the best of my current circumstance, I know I was meant to do something more with my life.

I do know that writing is one of those things I was destined to do, regardless of how much I hate doing it at times.

I have to be a great writer. While improving my writing is a constant goal of mine I am sensing more of an urgency to really tighten up and eliminate so many of the simple mistakes that pop up in so much of my work. I also need to buckle down and write on a daily basis, something I have neglected to do for far too long.

While writing is a top priority, I do not want my full-time occupation to revolve around it.

I am very interested in pursuing a master’s degree in library sciences. My passion for reading, writing and research, combined with my overall inquisitive mindset, leads me to believe that I would make a pretty good librarian. Most important, I can honestly see myself waking up excited every morning to report to a library for work.

So by the time this year is over I need to step up my writing game to a remarkable degree and take those first steps toward pursuing a career as a librarian.

It looks like I have my work cut out for me.

I think I can, I know I can.



3 thoughts on “I Think I Can, I Know I Can”

  1. Wow, so glad I read this. I can often times feel the same way: stuck in a position I’m not happy in. But what am I doing about it? Spanish has been a passion of mine for years and I’m just now starting to pursue it. And I too need to make it a daily discipline to study. I try not to beat myself up over it too much because I know God is in control of all things and if it’s His will, I’ll be where I NEED to be to bring Him glory. And at the end of the day that’s what my greatest passion should be regardless of my career path. Be encouraged and you keep working toward your goals!

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