In ‘All She Left Behind‘ by Jane Kirkpatrick, Jennie pursues her lifelong dream of studying medicine despite multiple obstacles in her way. Having some sort of learning disability (it is never expounded upon beyond her difficulties and limitations), her husband choosing to file for a divorce on her behalf, and trying to find a way to support herself and her son through it all, she is still passionate about the idea that she can heal. At one point she talks about the idea that ‘Some things are worth doing regardless of how they turn out.’ Do you share that view?
I’m a very practical person so this is difficult to answer. Seriously, why in the world did Fizzy choose this question for me? I’m the most practical person in the world. Sigh.
Yes, some things are worth doing regardless of how they turn out. Yes, we should reach for the stars and for our dreams. We should find what fulfills us. But, I’m also practical and here is where I stumble with this question.
Have you seen the viral image going around Facebook this week of the family that hired a photographer and she plasticized them? IF you haven’t, this is what I’m referring to…
So, here’s my thing, yes it might be worth it to you. But for the love of all things holy, please don’t charge someone for it. I guess my point is this…sometimes you need to know when to fold them. Absolutely, do what makes you happy.
But…don’t jump the gun on quitting your day job either.
Note: This question really was hard for me and I couldn’t answer it seriously. I’m not even joking. If I were a judge on America’s Got Talent I’d be Simon. Fizzy would just be like, “Slap some autotune on them and let them do what they love!” I can’t turn off the practical part of my brain to do so. Please make sure you visit Fizzy for her legit reflection.