Entry: The Compromises & Sacrifices of Success Sunday, April 27, 2014



I'm always talking about how I haven't been able to do the things I want to do because I don't have the time or the money. But now that I think about it, those might not be my only reasons. Subconsciously I think the reason I haven't taking the leap, and done more of the things I'd really like to do is because I'm not willing to make the necessary sacrifices in order to succeed.

Let's say I decided to take some classes next month because that's what I really want to do. The trade off would be that I have to get loans in order to pay for it. Ok. In order to get student loans it'll require that I take 2 classes at a time. Ok. Then I will find someone to watch my son, maybe Phyllis some days and maybe Harriet some others. Ok. So then I wouldn't be home as often, I wouldn't be able to run as many errands, pay attention to my son's school affairs, clean the house the way I'd like, and I probably wouldn't write my lessons in a timely fashion. I definitely wouldn't have time to play with my son. I mean how could I do that if I'm trying to work and do housework, and do homework alllllllllllllllllllllllllll day and night? But if I don't do it, will I ever? Will I ever get to claim my success? Will I find my joy? Should I put others aside to get what I want? What affects will that have on my family? Is it worth it one way or the other? Will I resent anyone, including myself, if I choose to put others first?

All I know is that I would like people walking beside me instead of having to look over my shoulder to see if they're still behind me.

I suppose that's why a lot of people get with someone who's into the same things/profession/hobbies, and others wait until later in life to have children (or refuse to have children at all).

I'd really never considered these things before. Hmmmmmmmm ....

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