Posted by: mydarkestplaces | August 6, 2009

Potential to Actual in 3 days or less…

I started this post three days ago. Three. Days.

I was going to write something incredibly different. The weight of my “potential” – the “potential” I’d been hearing about since the first grade – was weighing down on me. There are so many directions that a bright, engaging, young adult can go in that I was losing my head a little. That’s what I was going to write.

Today I still feel the weight of my potential, but it has eased up considerably. In the time from when I first started this post and today, I was offered a full time job for a company that I am extremely passionate about. A company that, at the tender age of 25, I can see myself retiring from thirty (okay, more like forty) years down the road. Granted, this job shall not be the most glamorous, nor the most lucrative, and it (hopefully) isn’t the last stop I make, but it is a HUGE first step and that is as invigorating as any cup of coffee or brisk swim could hope to be.

I had planned to write an introspective post analyzing the pros and cons of potential. Instead, consider this my virtual sigh of relief. I hope to return to the normal turn of events soon. But for now? I’m taking this awesome feeling to the bank so I can remember it for always :)


  1. I hope the new job goes well for you .. potential is a tough thing sometimes

  2. Congrats on your new status. I am copying and pasting a comment I posted to you in April:

    Now aren’t you glad I am not one to say “I told you so”? In the long run you will be glad you stuck it out. When you least expect it, good things will happen if you are persistent and hardworking.

  3. Thanks Edmund and Joe :)

    It’s definitely been a roller coaster ride over the past six months.

    I love it when there’s positive hindsight – “well I didn’t get that job because I was really meant to get this one” *shrug* You know how it is – hindsight is 20/20 :)

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