It's not a surprise to anyone that I really do not like this quarantine thing. I hate being pent up, and I am such a restless person. I kept two jobs throughout college, I worked 50+ hours a week at Disney, and I was known to petsit for up to three families a week. So naturally, getting laid off and being told I should only leave my house when absolutely necessary, as well as most of the places I like going to being closed, has been a huge slap in the face to me. But honestly, and I thought I would be the LAST person to do this, I must say it's been good in some ways.
Everyone has had their fair share of bad luck. And sometimes when it hits, it hits hard, and it can make you feel like the world is caving in around you.
It's been a long couple weeks to say the least.
Accomplishing any task can be difficult. Some are definitely harder than others, but I think any accomplishment can be seen as a huge feat, especially when it comes to shaping someone's future. For some people, it's a massive accomplishment to wake up in the morning, and for others, it's a difficult task just to go to bed at night. No matter how big or small, each and every accomplishment does a lot to shape you into the person you are, because each decision made to make that accomplishment shows a lot about your personal character.
My dad is retired Navy. He was in for 20 years, until I was in high school. Throughout my life, my dad taught me a lot of life lessons and skills that I believe had a lot to do with his military experience. He taught my sisters and I some amazing work ethic, the importance of dedication and passion in what you do, and how to always follow through with your commitments. These lessons followed me, and to this day, even at 24 years old, I still live by one specific motto my dad taught me. He once said to me, "no matter what job you're doing, if I walk into your place of work, you better be the best and most hardworking person there."
In May, I started a new job at Pawsafe Animal Rescue as the kennel manager. Very quickly, it became a dream come true. I got to spend my days with puppies, and I got to help them find their forever home. It was such a fulfilling feeling, and it honestly helped shape my life and help narrow down the path I want to take for the rest of my life.