Monday, February 9, 2015

I'm a glorified...

I'm an Instagram whore.  I mean, even my husband knows that if I'm on my phone 90% of the time I'm on Instagram.  I just can't help it.  I love pictures.  I'm so into pictures that I was a little sad that Instagram upgraded to have videos.  Or maybe just impatient... let's be real, I'm totally impatient and hate to wait for a video to load.

I know that they need to upgrade to compete with things like Vine but sometimes I hate change.  This is one change that I wasn't in love with but that's just me. 

I get so distracted so easily... this whole top rant isn't even about this post.  All you needed to know was I was on IG and there was a post by a person that I follow that asked people what they did.  The person who posted the question also said what she did.  There were a surprising number of nurses. 

What caught my eye were the number of people that started their response with, "I'm a glorified..."  

This statement made me sad.  

I don't care what you do don't just say you are, "a glorified (fill in the blank)"  Every person who said that in response to that post made me think, "but we need you to fill that role."  I mean the people who were saying that were accountants, nannies, secretaries and stay at home moms.  I mean there were more but those are the ones that I can think of right now.  


Please don't ever feel like you aren't as valuable as you are.  If you aren't a criminal doing horrible things to people then there is no reason to be ashamed of what you do.  Some times I feel like there so many boasting about what they do and how important it is that people who don't glorify their job feel like they are inadequate. 

Be proud of what you do!  If you aren't proud of what you do, find something that does make you proud and happy.  I mean I don't always wake up happy about what I do but at the end of the day I am definitely no ashamed of what I do.

There are people who understand that without me or someone to fill my position that there would be a gaping hole in business.  I am an accountant.  It is not glamorous but it is important and I never feel ashamed to tell someone that I am a number cruncher.  

I may be an accountant but that is just one component of my life.  Not only am I an accountant, I am a: 
  • mom
  • wife
  • sister
  • daughter
  • granddaughter
  • aunt
  • niece
  • woman
  • college graduate
  • misunderstood comedian
  • amateur photographer
  • dog lover
  • happy cook
  • an important person
I'm sure I am more than those few things but the point is that I am not just those things.  I am all of those things and more.  There are people who are looking at me knowing that I need to fulfill those roles and expect that I will.

Please be proud of who you are.

If you aren't proud of who you are and what you do... CHANGE.  

Change isn't always a fast thing but taking steps, no matter how small towards what you really want is all that matters.

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