Lemonade Part 2

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Welcome back! I promised you all there would be a part 2 and here we are. If you’re just now joining, be sure to check out Lemonade Part 1. Now that you’re up to speed let’s continue 🙂

Love Drought

Make sure you love what you do. When you feel the love dwindling, try and find something else that may interest you or challenge you at work. There’s nothing worse than going through the motions at work and wondering if you actually love what you do. You can’t necessarily quit because you have to pay rent and feed yourself. You don’t know if you want to continue working at the establishment because it’s just not fun any more. You came into this job loving it and a few months later, you’re feeling ehhh. So do you walk away or stay?

Sandcastles
At my previous place of employment, I had a plan. I knew the department I eventually wanted to transition into. I knew the position I wanted. I felt like I knew it all! I gave myself 5 years to stay in Durham, NC. Now Lord knows I hated Durham and it just wasn’t really the place for me to be. I promised myself I would leave this job until I became a CRA (clinical research associate–monitor for short). Trust me, everything you plan for doesn’t necessarily happen. I just knew I would be traveling the United States and various clinical sites right about now. Obviously my plan wasn’t God’s plan and I had to move in his direction.


Forward
 

When things don’t pan out the way you want them to, you just have to swallow that pill and move forward. If God is telling you to stay still, stay still. If God is telling you to move, move! Now if you want to be stubborn like me and try and follow your plan trust me, God will pick you right up and place you where he wants you to be. Don’t become stagnant in your line of work. Matter fact, don’t become stagnant in your life. Get yourself together and move forward. Stop looking back and feeling bad about not taking another position. What’s done is done and you have to move forward!

Freedom
Now that you have gotten out of your feelings, its time to be proud of yourself. This is something I struggle with to be honest. Everyone around me is so proud of the milestones I’ve completed and I’m just like “Bruh, I’m just out here living”. If you’re not proud of yourself or ashamed of the decisions you’ve made, it’s time to break those chains! Stop letting doubt, insecurity and disappointment hold you back. You are a magnificent person and you know who you are. Stop being chained down by these negative thoughts. Dust your shoulder off and hold your head high!

All Night

Now that your head is high and you are out here popping in these streets, remember to not overwork yourself. So many times in the office we want to prove things not only to others, but to ourselves as well. We promise to make impossible deadlines, we say yes to everyone around us and end up giving ourselves the short end of the stick. Often times we over work ourselves and pull all nighters to finish work or personal projects. Honey, get your rest. If I know one thing that is true, it’s that we need our rest. We need our rest to function appropriately and provide top notch quality. Get you some rest shawty and remember to breathe!


Formation

So we love what we do, followed God’s plan, left behind negative thoughts, have our confidence and rest. What’s next though? I say surround yourself with like minded people if you haven’t already done so. If you have people in your circle who aren’t trying to make moves and stay in the same spot they’ve been in for the past 4 years or more…Bye Felicia. But seriously, everyone isn’t going to be happy for you. Some people are going to be jealous and some are just going to straight up tear you down. If you’re surrounded by those chasing after the money, dreams and goals, you’re bound to succeed together. As Bey said, Always stay gracious best revenge is your paper.

Thank you as always for checking out the post and let me know what you think!

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One thought on “Lemonade Part 2

  1. Yasssss Shea lol I loved it. The section under “freedom” is completely relatable to me. People always tell me how proud they are of all that I’ve done and I’m literally always like “I mean I guess I’m just living” lol..I need to get better with that!

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