Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Being enough

In applying for various jobs over the past six weeks I have had to go through all sorts of past educational transcripts and be reminded of all sorts of test scores and grades that have long been forgotten.

Some random grades from my past that you might find interesting:

Aerobics: C
Travel & Tourism: A
Preparation for Eternal Marriage: A
World Religions: C
Biology: D
Orchestra: A

D in Biology?  I do know that I passed the AP Biology test, so I'm not sure how my teacher graded the rest of the year.  Also, how did I get accepted into college with that as a grade?  The mind reels.

Satan is good at kicking you while you're down.  All these feelings of not being good enough when I'm surrounded by people making a lot of money who have lots of graduate school level education and I was taking classes like Horse Back Riding in college and loving life.  And now I'm unemployed and applying for jobs as an administrative assistant.

Some advice that I would give my 15 year old self:

  • Study harder and watch less tv
  • Major in something that will financially benefit you more than English Literature
  • Be on the track team in high school.  Running is good for the soul.
  • Don't quit piano lessons.


Pace said...

Did you change jobs on purpose?

Anonymous said...

The ability to communicate clearly and to capture the essence of a moment with the written's a wonderful skill to have. So don't beat yourself up for being an English Lit. major! Sincerely, an English Lit. major.