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Complacency in Life

Updated: Aug 4, 2020

It was a typical Tuesday night going about my second job working at a golf course when an unfamiliar face asked me why I worked and I honestly was caught off guard because I had never asked myself that question before. After graduating the natural progression seemed to be getting a job somewhat in the field my degree is in...I mean that's why we go to school right? But this simple rather silly and lighthearted question struck so many more emotions than I expected.

I continued to answer well ya know that's what people do...I have to pay for my car and student loans and the list goes on. Then I thought in my head...first that I sound super boring because all I do is work and am worried about paying bills second that there was no purpose or passion in my voice. I work at the golf course for extra money and fun because I love my coworkers, but it also takes much of my time. I have a great job, and I love going to work, but it was never what I dreamed of doing. This brought forth many thought provoking questions. Do we live life centered around work or are we working in addition to living?

As cliche as it sounds the commonly known phrase "don't get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life," became more true than ever at that moment. I started realizing how important it is to not get aught up in the monotony of life and never get too comfortable where we are because challenges, pursuing dreams and growth are all things we should never stop striving for.

Naturally, (wine) Wednesday brought about a wine tasting with my sister and her friends. Just like the night before the question of living a life of passion came about. I felt as though I was being told numerous times to never give up in life. Never settle, and always pursue excellence. Never stop because we have one life to live and nothing is truly holding us back besides our worries inside ourselves. Don't be a victim of circumstance - go out and live your dream and keep pursuing your passion. I think it is safe to say we all find ourselves falling into ruts, confusion and questioning. It's whether we stay in them or work our way out of them that matter.

That is why everyday can be a struggle within ourselves to understand what our purpose is. Life's daily activities and routines can lead us to doubt and unhappiness. Instead of caving into these ruts life throws our way, it is important to always be persistent when it comes to living life to the fullest and living with purpose and passion, not just going through the motions.

Your Girl Next Door and So Much More,

Danika Tramburg

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