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Choose Your Circle

Bianca Robinson

Posted on August 5, 2020 21:49

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Support is a necessity in any relationship.

Relationships can have a crucial impact on self-worth. People often seek support and guidance from their friends. As a result, their ambitions are heightened or crushed by their direction. For example, I experienced this when I decided to make a career move. All of my experience was in the medical field. Due to what I was able to accomplish, I didn’t look in any other direction for opportunities. Don't get me wrong; I had hobbies that I set aside time to enjoy. However, nothing replaced the gratitude I felt when I was able to help a patient. They helped me just as much as I helped them, but for different reasons.

After being in this field for some odd years, I began to wonder why I confined myself to this one end goal. I knew I conveyed the talent to pursue any dream, so why did I feel the need to choose one? The majority of my friends had done this, and I was falling in line with the familiar.

After looking at the pros and cons, I had every reason to stick to what I knew. Of course that option was the safest, least expensive, and time-consuming. Then again, I didn't want to feel like I wasn't living up to my full potential. My passion for the arts remained inimitable. The expectation of overnight success was unrealistic, yet the idea of being stagnant seemed too easy. I knew the reward would come after putting in the work. I signed up for classes and decided I was all in. At that moment, everything shifted from a hobby to an investment.

The reactions I got were a complete shock. In their eyes, I was too young for a midlife crisis, so they didn't know what to expect. Many of them gave me the "why fix it if it's not broken" speech. Some even felt this was some drastic measure for inspiration. Each day I saw and learned something new, so I wasn't missing out on the thrill of spontaneity. However, I was so comfortable in my box; I was missing out on possibilities within reach. After starting classes, I began to share my experiences with friends. Things had taken a turn because I got a completely different reaction. Some of them found the courage to take on new endeavors as well. Support is a necessity in any relationship, but especially friendship. Although each bond is different, the common denominator is that they should all add value to your life.

Bianca Robinson

Posted on August 5, 2020 21:49

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