Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Reluctant Opportunist

I'm beginning to think that I have no idea what I'm talking about..
Opportunity keeps knocking at my door, but I keep missing her.
Maybe if I tried a little harder, I could catch up to her.
If I ever see her, I'll ask her what her secret to success is.
If I ever meet her, I'll ask her to teach me her ways.
The last four years have been procrastination filled, anxiety ridden, stress-inducing nightmares of my former self.
I've evolved since then.
I've grown up, (somewhat) since then.
I like to think that as I've gotten older, I've gotten wiser.
But maybe I'm just fooling myself.
Wait, no, what was that?
What does any of this have to do with opportunity?
Well, quite frankly.
I view this as an opportunity to vent on some pent-up frustrations that I've been feeling.
Lately, time and opportunities seem to be passing me by.
I could try and chase them,
but I'm just not fast enough.
Life as I know it,
has shown me that I don't know much at all.
It's all so funny, actually.
I find myself blissfully unaware, and yet fully aware of my circumstances.
As it were, I've discovered some sort of a happy medium.
A happy medium between the quarter life crisis, girlhood, and adulthood.
I'll just enjoy things as they are now.
No need to figure it all out in one sitting.
I mean, I'm only 22.
Tomorrow, when opportunity calls.
I'll answer her.


  1. I LOVE this! And you are VERY aware for someone who is still so young. Do not worry! Even if you float down the river on an inner tube, instead of paddling furiously, you'll still reach the river's end on time:) Enjoy the years ahead of you - they go by so fast you would not believe it!!!!! Sigh. (and yoiks! I just remembered, by 22, I had three children. HOL-EE cow!!!!!)

    1. Thank you Sherry! Sometimes I feel like I don't have things figured out but your kind words helped me realize I don't need to have it all figured out right away

  2. A real 'stream of consciousness'! Good! When I was 22 there were still 14 years to go before I got married! And I used them well. Now I'm 81 and the years have gone like a flash. I don't need to tell you to appreciate life. I can tell you already do.

    1. Thank you! Wow 81. Thats awesome. I'm sure you have a lot of wisdom and life lessons to share. Thanks for reading.

  3. Oh, twenty-two...that seems like yesterday only it was twelve years ago...I'd agree with you, I think, only I'd send a bit of caution too: if you hear her knocking distinctly and you don't seize the opportunity she may not knock in the same way again...missed opportunity. I think there will always be new knocks but I don't know if ever the same one. Just a thought though. Really beautifully expressed wise words! Well done!

    1. Thanks Hannah :) You're very right. I'm still learning to pay attention to opportunities that come my way. Too many missed opportunities will eventually turn into regret. Thanks for reading, it means a lot.

  4. This is so good!! Keep it up.