Another quick one – I’m afraid I don’t have my Carnegie post yet, but it’s forthcoming!
To follow up from my last post, I’ve come to my senses re: my friend’s amazing development. As if to challenge my resolution to be positive, on Friday night I had a bit of an onslaught from some tipsy acquaintances on my choice of my career. But I know I have the answer; I’ve had it for weeks.
Personally, I need a cause to be happy. I think I see that clearly now. Whether this is a universal rule, I’m not prepared to say, but for me, having something to work towards is fundamental to my self-esteem. In reality, though, we can’t get promotions every time we feel blue about our prospects. We need to create the opportunities to feel good (opportunities like researching current trends in children’s literature prizes!)
In a sense, so long as I have a cause, something I dedicate my hard-work, my spirit and intellect to, nobody can claim I am not successful. I think I’d be happy to assure a friend the same about themselves.
|Finish ‘Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts’||Continue reading up on publishing careers (see UKSG)|
|Organise something ELSE for upcoming birthday (second friend group ;D)||Complete OU Intro to Latin course|