Patience

Thursday, March 27, 2014

It is amazing to me that after being alive for 26 years, there are so many things that I still have yet to learn.  The biggest one I am working on now (and one that I think most people already have a handle on by this point) is patience. 

Anyone who has even glanced at this blog will probably get the idea that I'm pretty impatient.  I am constantly bouncing around from place to place, moving 7 times in the last three years, finishing two degrees and holding three different jobs in the last four years... I could probably write a pretty extensive list of the many ways in which my impatience comes out.

Ironically, I've always been an over-thinker.  My problem isn't that I don't stop and think about things, its that once an idea gets into my head I obsess over it for a period of time and then feel immediately compelled to act on it.  I am trying work on slowing things down.    I do not regret any of the more impulsive decisions I've made in my life, but as I focus more on myself and my future, I realize this is one area that I've completely avoided addressing and it's catching up to me now.  In my relationships, in trying to appreciate my current job, in living situations (more on that in another post), I am never giving things time to develop naturally.  I am going to try to focus on letting that happen.

Until, of course, I get too impatient with it.

 

1 comment:

  1. i was just teaching my niece the other day that 'patience is a virtue' of course this was in regards to wet nails... but erin, i'm incredibly impatient myself so who am i to give advice to a 3 year old? i can relate because i feel as if this is one thing i am perpetually trying to gain control of. because for practically all my life i felt as if i was living in a state of expectancy. whereas now i am trying to live now, not for in 5 years from now... but now. it's not as easy as it sounds, it's actually quite the task. and if you are looking for some not-so-light reading on this topic, i suggest the book The Power of Now. i'm only about half through but it is something close to life-changing for me. just sharing the wealth :) xo

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