Monday, August 12, 2013
Driven: Setting the Bar
Sometimes the only way to get clarity is to first get distance. Example, for the past two years my closest friends have been saying: "Jen, he treats you like shit. There's nothing to miss." And now that I am fifty odd days out, I realize its true. No one wants strung along. And here's the deal: When I was sick, I didn't believe I deserved to be treated well. Now that I'm healthy again, I know that I AM! What's more. I know what I want again. I want my equal. For a long time, I lost sight of that fact. Because here's the deal: Most days, I am driven. When I want things, whether its a degree, a job, or a friendship, I go after them. Furthermore, I find that sense of purpose and ambition attractive in other people. Gawd, what's wrong with standards? Nothing that's what! Set the bar high, Folks. During my illness, I lost sight of how sexy I find those characteristics. No more. I know what I want. Time to go after it.