Intro to being Ordinary

How much pressure do you feel everyday? An intensity drifts through the air that always comes down to whether or not you succeed. So much comes from different directions…your supervisor, coworkers, teammates, significant others, parents, and society in general.

Videos are going viral everyday and the internet is making it hard for me to keep up with who is the current “big thing”… It is absolutely exhausting!!!

Escaping my embarrassment for the moment to make a confession: I studied marketing. Yes, I spent four, almost five years, on an area that I find to be overwhelming. My professors in college were absolutely fantastic and insightful and current with the times, so maybe it’s just me who finds Twitter too demanding and Instagram a race for the perfect filter.

Well, to put it simply, I did not become a marketing wizard (though I would like to think that one day I’ll get some awesome super power or finally get that letter from Hogwarts). I am an absolutely ordinary college graduate who did not end up with a fantastic “perfect match to their degree” job, but my current job is fantastic! That first job out of college was a nightmare, but this job is absolutely wonderful and I am so happy with life right now.

There is no extra effort being put toward that novel my mom believes I will write some day or research into more “career-focused opportunities” as the love of my life would say. Eventually, I get to the point where I feel guilty that I haven’t achieved these things for them and especially guilty that I am happy with the job I passionately interviewed for.

How terrible it is to be ordinary.

But I want to embrace it – at least here. Away from the judgement of not striving to exceed their expectations. (Funny how that sentence just made meĀ feel like I let them down.)

So here I will write about the beautiful ordinary things that happen, like turning on the TV to workout and I catch the very start of Gilmore Girls or how I just read a great book (Outlander – read it, read it now.).

Hopefully someone out there can relate or enjoy this collection of ordinary thoughts.