I’m excited to introduce our guest blogger for the next few months, Cassandra. She’s 26, hails from San Diego, and graduated from University of California, Irvine (in three years, while working part-time!). She’s got a few GGG goals she wants to accomplish, and will be charting her progress right here. Check out her posts every other week. Here’s her first post below! Debra
For a twenty-something, I could have passed for successful but something wasn’t right. Plenty of my friends told me it was a quarter-life crisis since many of them asked the same questions I had been asking myself. Am I succeeding the way I wanted to succeed in life? Am I passionate about what I do on a regular basis? Am I where (or close to) I saw myself being at this stage of my life? Of course it is easy to roll one’s eyes and dole out a sarcastic “No” to every question or even go as far to say, “No one is.” Which is when I say (on a good day), “Well that’s just not good enough.”
I must have been awfully whiny about my situation because it was about this time when a good friend of mine sent me The Go-Getter Girl’s Guide from across the country. Since then I quit my “successful” position in the staffing industry and landed in education at a fashion college, supporting the creative community and gaining more time for myself to pursue my own creative passion—writing.
I realized early on when reading The GGG Guide that I must have all been closing doors for myself rather than opening them. I have a small awesome circle of friends and I’ll be honest, I like it that way. However, there have been many times that I’ve been invited out to a mixer, social outing, even a sporting event and before really even thinking about it answered politely, “No, thank you.” I hardly ever give an excuse or a reason, to me it was clear: I shouldn’t spend the money, I shouldn’t take the time away from my loved ones who I barely get quality time with, I don’t know anybody there anyway. Normally here is where I would start to list all the things I have missed out on but the truth is if I didn’t go, I don’t even know what I missed! So here is my 1st GGG project for the next three months: Accept rather than decline invitations to social and business events.
Since I will be growing into a beautiful social butterfly, I need give my body and mind a little me time and make sure I have the energy to keep up with my peers out there! I am setting a goal to go to the gym at least four times a week with the intention of lowering that BMI for long term health and happiness. As I lean out from my hours at the gym and am being seen around town, I better look pulled together and rockin’. I’ll be monitoring my closet’s inventory and making sure there is a surplus of fabulous power ensembles.