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Count your Blessings

I've been having a rough couple of weeks to say the least, however I just recently had a Moment.  You know, one of those Moments where you take a step back from your problems and look at the bigger picture.  The way I see it, I have the following things going for me:

  • I was hired on to a contract that puts me on client-site and gives me excellent experience handling contract financials and personnel management, which in turn puts me in an excellent position career-wise both short- and long-term.
  • I live in the DMV, which for all my whining and complaining is an amazing place to be for a young socially-conscious and politically-aware young IT professional like myself.  I'm literally surrounded by opportunity.
  • I think I make a strong candidate for one of the top-tier MBA programs in the area, regardless of which one I choose.  Which itself exposes me to more positive experience and opportunity for success.

My relationship situation (or lack thereof) and lack of dependents are part of the reason why I was able to tear up roots and move out here.  Moving out here is the only reason why I have the above positives going for me.

So why complain?  Good point.  From this point on I'll make it a point to remember that I'm in the driver's seat, not hitchhiking.

See you at the finish line.  Or not.