“My daughter has a career and I am nothing, I just have a job.” A coworker, C, said to me tonight at work after sharing with me that her daughter was now an RN.
“That’s not true. You’re something.” I said. I was flabbergasted that she would say something like that about herself.
“I am the proud mom of an RN.”
“Tell her congratulations for me.” I said and walked away.
Why did C think she had to had have a college education or a career to be something? Just because she doesn’t have a college degree didn’t mean she is nothing.
How sad to think that you are nothing. True or not true.
I walked away because I didnt want to hear anymore of her negative self talk. I’m trying to steer clear of people like her. It’s too easy to fall into those negative patterns.
I believe I am something. I have a good job. It’s not my chosen career but I am working on that. I am not nothing because I am not writing full time and making oodles of money at it. I am something whether I am writing or not.
I am something because I am breathing.
C’s statement bothered me. I believe everyone is something. You don’t need a college degree to be something.
You need to believe you are something. You need to believe in yourself and in your abilities. Life is what you make of it.
C thinks she is nothing.
I think I AM SOMETHING.
You are what you think you are.