As I flipped through an old ELLE I came across an ad: “Invest In Yourself.” by Great Lengths hair extensions. It reminded me to do just that.
Invest in ME.
While I am by no means, spending thousands of dollars on hair extensions that I do not need, it reminded me that all of the schooling and all of the working that I am doing is important for now and for the future. Recently, I have been struggling with keeping an interest in school and my life in California. I am feeling overwhelmed and underwhelmed at the same time. I have so much going on but feel that I have so little. This is my life-long paradox. I am constantly comparing myself to those 5-7 years older than myself since that is who I feel are (and in business ARE ) my colleagues. I have to take a step back and realized that all of this is a stepping stone in my life and that I am only 20 and those others that I feel are racing past me to the place that I feel I should be already, have been in this same exact spot.
So. I am going to continue investing in myself, forever. I can never become static or allow myself to fall behind the curve because someone is always being more innovative, more creative and more interesting. Some describe this as creative destruction, in which one is forever creating new and destroying old in order to stay ahead.