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Obligation or privilege?

May 3rd, 2018 Comments off

Last Saturday I went to a BBQ at my former high school. Nine years ago I was handed my diploma and I hadn’t been back since. My classmates and I were given a tour were they proudly announced all the changes that had been made since we left after which we discussed how we are still all the same as we were back then.

While walking around the hallways, I especially remembered the struggle that high school was to me; Always counting down the hours until I could go home again, rarely paying attention at what the teachers were saying, and cheating on tests whenever possible. Learning things and developing new skillsets felt like an obligation.

Starting the academy two months ago, I sometimes feel like I am back in high school; Going to mandatory class every day, absorbing the information that is given to me, and doing homework. This time, however, I am excited to go to class, I am determined to acquire knowledge, and I want to spend time working on assignments. Never have I been more eager to learn.

When I signed up with Informed Consulting I had little idea of what I was getting myself into. Coming from a completely different background I wasn’t sure what to expect. All I knew was that a door had opened, and I was curious to see what was behind it. I am learning new things every day and I like what I am learning. What used to feel like an obligation, now became a privilege.

This is not the first time I have noticed this particular change in myself, but it has never before felt this significant. Maybe that is because there is a clear goal that I’m heading towards, maybe because I just like the things I am learning, maybe because my colleagues are showing the same drive… I don’t know but I do know I want to keep moving forward, push myself, and grow as a young professional. ​