Week 5: Something Someone Gave Me

Once again I’m a few weeks behind. My gosh the last couple weeks have been crazy – hell months! I’ve been working a lot, so between that and class and all sorts of fun drama, getting sleep has been a struggle let alone doing anything else!

So prepare yourself because I have who knows how many of these suckers ready to go! They’re all pretty short though.

Anyway….back to the point….

I thought long and hard about this one. I went through everything I use on a regular basis. I thought about material things. I thought about abstract things. And I thought about keepsakes I had locked in my chest at my parents. Here’s what I came up with. I don’t have any sentimental hand-me-down things from family or whomever that are super important to me. All the things that are important to me, I’ve gotten for myself. Once I got done wondering if that made me a heartless bitch, I decided that what I’m grateful for is my strong work ethic and ability to take care of myself, which came from the way I was raised.

I wasn’t one that got things handed to me. I had to work for what I wanted. I couldn’t just go up to my parents and ask for $20 to hang out with friends. I had to save my money and plan ahead. Because of that I’ve been able to handle the last few months of really inconsistent work and still have a little money for fun memories with friends. I don’t just expect to get good grades. I have to study and apply myself, and if I don’t get the grades I want, it’s my own fault. I don’t expect things to fall into my lap. If I want something, I have to work my ass off for it, and that mentality has made me able to accomplish so many things in my life.

Maybe some day I’ll have a material possession that someone gave me that I’ll cherish forever. But in the meantime, I’m just doing me! 😛

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