This past weekend, I went to the beach. (Yes, I know the world is in lockdown, but this particular area of Northern CA was open.) Being surrounded by nature always puts me into a different mindset. There’s something about the feeling… When we flee to nature are we escaping reality or finally getting there? It’s an interesting question and I found it very prevalent during my weekend stay. Obviously, both life in nature and life in the city are equally real, but I also believe they’re both equally important for growth.
As I've been shifting gears and re-focusing, I came across an opportunity that I quickly became very excited about. I will even go as far as to describe it as a dream job.
People keep saying quarantine isn’t a productivity competition, but trust me, I’m not competing with anyone but myself.
Trust me, I get it. I used to set goals all the time. In fact, I looked forward to it. There’s something thrilling about writing down everything you want to accomplish, isn’t there? But after years of failing, learning, and analyzing, I’ve realized that the cons tend to outweigh the pros. Besides, apparently only 8% of people actually achieve their New Year’s resolutions.
Running a front desk comes with more hurdles than people assume. All at once, the phones are going crazy, people are lining up with questions, someone’s mad, another guy’s lost, and someone else is telling you their life story. (Not interested, buddy!!) At times, you may feel like you’re babysitting grown professionals (seriously, the only difference is you don’t have to change diapers). And, of course, among the chaos, you can’t forget to smile!
Tonight was Praxis Wednesday - and a special one too! We had Johnny Roccia lead the call for the apprentice group. If you remember the blog posts I wrote back when I was in the placement process, you'll remember a lot of them were regarding interviews and landing my apprenticeship. Those posts were inspired by the Praxis Wednesday sessions which were also lead by Mr. Roccia and I was excited to learn from him again tonight.
When a door opens up for a good opportunity, walk in. Don't hesitate. Even if it's not perfect, just go for it. Why? Because that door will lead to another opportunity if you do it right. You have to start somewhere and your dreams won't be accomplished by sitting around and waiting for the door to open. If you see a door open that you can learn from (which is most doors) take that opportunity.