Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Don't Forget to Make a Life

Third question from my 30 day writing challenge: Open up the nearest book to a random page. The first full sentence you see: use that as your opening sentence.
I did not have a book because I left them all at my sisters when I moved, but I had an agenda that ad quotes for every month so I just filliped until I got to a month and went with that quote. 

“Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.” -Dolly Parton


When I was 19 I got to work somewhere I had dreamt of working Abercrombie and Fitch (Yes I did want to work there).  I worked as many as 12 hours a day (I was good at my job). A short while after I got the job I got my then best friend a job there. She and I went to work together, lived together, and had the same friends. We both worked really hard until about 5 or 6 months working there and then she started seeing my brother, not wanting to pay rent, and just mad at me (granted we both had are part to play). Anyways, I ended up moving out and one day I was at work (by this time I had been there a year and my friend had left), and I realized nothing had happened with my year but work. I did not do what girls my age did, get drunk, party, hangout all the time, I went to work, paid bills, worried about my future.  When all this was happening my older sister told me something that was amazing, a friend of hers was about to get his BA and said that he did not know what he had done with the years. That those who had studied little, party hard, and gotten a 3.0 were getting the same degree he was getting. But they would look back on those four years with stories to tell he would not. After that I cut my hours at work and made some really big mistakes but I stopped making my whole life about going to work. I have also tried to apply this to my life with school. I would rather be that girl with the 3.0 and a life, then a 4.0 and wonder what happen with the years.


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Shakirah
Shakirah

Shakirah is a single mom to a 5 year old. She is a blogger, teacher, and graduate student. Her goal is to bring a more positive and realistic look into the lives of single mothers.

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