I’m happy at this stage in my life.
With my pathetic little struggling business and my pathetic little retail job,
But society says I shouldn’t be.
I should want to climb higher.
Do something “important.”
But I tried that.
It’s not that I’m lazy.
I have two degrees. I earned them in four years. While also completing my school’s Honors Program. And graduating with a GPA of 3.87.
I worked as a structural engineer. Designing buildings. Piers. Pontoon construction facilities. There is, currently standing, a retaining wall for which I am responsible for all of the calculations.
I lived that life.
I strove for what society said I should.
I was damn good at it.
And I was miserable.
So I left. And entered my current life.
With my pathetic little struggling business and my pathetic little retail job.
Society tells me I should view this stage of my life as temporary.
And that I should strive for the life that made me miserable.
Why is it so hard to ignore society?