“Life is just like that sometimes. We’re hoping for a unicorn and we get a goat.”
Gru to Agnes, Despicable Me 3
Yesterday, I had a movie date with my family and laughed our hearts out to Gru’s adventures and the adorable minions. Yep, instead of watching Transformers or Wonder Woman, me and the husband chose a movie that our own minions would appreciate. After watching, the quote stated above struck me and on this cold, early morning, I want to tell you why.
People hope for the best in all aspects of life. It is normal. Would you settle for less when you know you can have the best? Of course not! But in reality, we really do not get everything that we want in life. It is not always rainbows, butterflies, unicorns, and cotton candy. Life throws us curve balls and our current situation is far from how we picture it in our mind. Your rainbow becomes a jungle.
If you have been with me from the beginning, you already know that being a work-at-home mom is my ultimate dream. I diligently read about working from home and write continuously to hone my skill as a preparation for it. My working mom life is not easy, hence the WAHM goal. Travel time, pressure, stress, and difficult people can make my corporate life hard to swallow at times. Living with only 5-6 hours ( and it’s cut in half) of sleep during daytime does not help at all. Obviously, it is the complete opposite of my fantasy. I want to see myself working in the comfort of my own home, on flexible hours, talking to my clients about my tasks while I can be with my family 24/7.
Bursting your own bubble is not easy. Just like what Gru said, we get a goat sometimes. No matter how many candies and chocolates you use as bait, the unicorn you are desperately looking for will not come. But I tell you what, a goat is still something to be thankful for! Yes! Count your blessings. Instead of stressing yourself out because of what’s lacking, try to list down everything that you have. You will be surprised to know that you have a lot. It does necessarily mean a material thing, but good health, a happy family and true friends are proofs of a blessed life. If you would like to be financially free, start saving while learning about investing and business. Want a promotion or better career? Work smarter and pave your way to success by staying positive and dedicated. Find your passion and nurture it.
We may not always have the things we WANT but my faith says God gives us what we NEED. One day, things will fall into place and lead you to where you should be. Hardships and failures interrupt us but when you finally understand why you have to get through them, every sacrifice will be worth it. That goat can be the cutest and fluffiest in the world if you know how to treat it right and make the most out of it.