Making My Home Away From Home – Part II

I.

It’s been almost 2 weeks since I’ve said goodbye to formal education. I’m finally done with the life of grades and scores. Now I expect to be launched into a world of petty critiques and angry scorns. I’m luckier than most people my age – or maybe, I’m simply hungrier. I love the thrill of being alive and I await the mystery of becoming an adult. Today, I’m about to embark on my first ever real job. No longer do I have to sit in shame and wonder if I’m being a burden to other people. I’m now in a position where I’m practically impenetrable. In life, there is one mantra that is constantly playing in my head: no matter what happens, I’m gonna be alright.

II.

It’s always good to have a “fuck it, let’s go!” attitude in life. Thinking is the anti-thesis of action. I’m learning not to spend my brain power on frivolous things like self-doubt. You have to shut that shit down. Don’t allow anyone even if it’s your mother to remind you of your shortcomings at times when you need to be reminded of your strengths.

III.

A piece of advice: never trust anyone who tells you that they’ll call you back. Silently call their bluff and then dial the phone yourself.

IV.

Don’t worry if they don’t think you’re good enough. Always be self-assured with the knowledge that you are worthwhile. Someone out there also thinks that they’re not good enough.

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