Dear Old Friend,

Well, this year has not been one of my easiest in a long time. Maybe that’s a good thing. Maybe I really haven’t been challenged in a long time and life is trying to keep it interesting. I don’t know if I am cut out for Supply Chain, but I am trying my very best. This is a difficult field to jump into, especially in places where the products are so unique and complex.

I’m also unsure of the direction I am heading with this Master’s degree. It seems like the field and the ideologies are what I am meant to immerse myself in, but even in that I am unsure. I guess that is part of being young – being unsure. But, I am proud of myself for being brave each and every day and tackling the day’s challenges head on.

Each day I find myself reflecting more and more of what it means to be present. I try to devote all my energy to the task at hand until I am satisfied with the quality of my execution. The discovery of the magic of chia seeds (via Mom of course) has really helped me with my energy. I have also tried to eat more protein and less sugar and make more meals at home. Reflecting on my health both physical and mental has been another pinpoint of this year.

Being unsure about my career and trying to be effervescent in my lifestyle is certainly not new to me, but this year seems as if I need to be more focused on these two tasks than ever.

The hope I found recently came with the completion of a crocheted blanket my mother started long ago. It took me over six hours to finish the blanket, but it made me feel like all of the hard work I had put in to learn different methods of crocheting had paid off. I also took the time to hem the fabric I purchased for my new table cloths – something I had been meaning to do for a long time. While my lines weren’t entirely straight, I was proud of myself for pushing through the usual frustration I get when interacting with the sewing machine and finishing the job. This made me hopeful again that I can learn anything at any age.

I still don’t know what I am going to do with my career, or where my decisions will take me, but I am certain that if I can continue to try new things and fail gracefully or succeed humbly that I can figure it out one day.

Until next time,

Your perpetually-confused adventurer

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