“OMG!” She said loudly. I almost spit out my coffee, due to how loud her voice was. “What’s the matter?” I said. Jessica just looked at me with this blank stare. “Hello! Jessie, what’s the matter?” I said. She looked at her hands and started to cry. Before I could ask her another question, she started to speak. “My life is over!” She cried.
Jessica tends to be a tad bit dramatic at times. So, I never know how to respond to her cries for attention. “Why is your life over?” I said. “I hate this job and I’m too old to do anything else” she said as tears began to fall from her face. I was completely loss at this point. Jessica was the Vice President of Jones automotive company and she was making great money. I had the slightest idea what she could possibly cry about.
“Ummm….you do realize you’re Vice President, right?” I asked. She wiped her tears and stared at me with this annoyed look on her face. “That pays the bills, it’s not what I wanted to do with my life” she said as tears fell down her face. Again, I was confused. “Where is this coming from?” I said. She lifted her head and proceeded to tell me why she felt this way. “I was sitting here organizing some paper work for a client and I got an email from my ex roommate in college. She invited me to her grand opening of her restaurant” she said.
“Okay. What does that have to do with you” I said. Jessica took a deep breath and continued her story. “You see. Seven years ago we had plans to start our restaurant business. However, I decided not to pursue the idea, due to the failure rate of restaurants. I took the job with Jones automotive because I thought she would never or couldn’t open the restaurant” she said. “But, Jessie, you’ve done great with your life” I said. She rolled her eyes and proceeded to finish telling me her story. “Bethany, I enjoy my job. However, I don’t love what I do. I wish I would’ve took a step out on faith and started that business with her because, I wouldn’t have to live with the regret of what could’ve happened if I did” she said.
Morale of the story. Never settle in life due to your fears of the unknown. If you don’t do the things you love in lie, you’ll always wonder what could’ve happened.
Create the best damn life your future self will thank you for and don’t settle for less!
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