The Most Complicated Job in the World


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I’m sure there are many jobs that fall under the most complicated, but I have to say that I think the most complicated, and perhaps the least appreciated, is parenting. Why? Well, you don’t get paid anything. You don’t know if you will ever be completely successful at it. Every day, heck every minute, offers you a new opportunity and new challenge. You may think you are doing the right thing, only to discover that somehow it was completely the wrong thing to do. More often than not someone is telling you that you are wrong or mean. Your employees (aka children) often show you little to know respect, and can rebel on a regular basis.

The rewards of a hug and love, when they are achieved, are the most precious reward in the world–but you have to work hard to get them sometimes.  Sigh.

“What Doesn’t Kill You . . . “


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This completely links to my earlier post, Thoughts on Struggle, but I had to write it. I just finished a book called What Doesn’t Kill You by Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant. While it wasn’t my favorite, it was an interesting story about a woman who hits rock bottom (losing her job, breaking up with her loser lover, saying goodbye to her daughter to marriage, and becoming completely financially destitute) before finding her passion and starting her own company. The story resonates as I am in search of my bliss, and trying to discover what I am meant to do in this lifetime. But, I wonder, do we have to hit the bottom before we can bounce back up?

I have a student who came in to talk to me today about the spiraling troubles she is facing. Another really sweet person facing things that seem to just pile on. Who made up this rule? Who decided that we have to pile on the negative in order to change our lives for the positive?

Or maybe the world is simply a ridiculous place. Thoughts?

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