What defines success? Sometimes, it’s being the one still standing at the end of a long journey. Like the boxer who goes the distance with the champ. The Ironman triathlete who crosses the finish line late into the night. Or the superhero who refuses to give up.
I am absolutely, positively, not the first person to state this.
The problem is that I can’t quite find anywhere that it has been recorded in just this way.
When I went looking, I found lots of articles and information about choosing a job that you love and I found lots of examples of how it’s important to work with people you respect, but nothing that quite captured the lesson I felt I learned.
I said back in my SITREP:June post that I was going to get back into regular posts, though how regular that will be remains to be seen. So this post marks the first of new series I’ve wanted to do for a while.
Welcome to the Engineering, School, and Writing Series, which is going to be about me reminiscing on the time spent in school and in my job, taking the lessons I learned there, and examining how those lessons affect me today as a writer. I have no idea if this will be helpful to anyone else, but one thing I have learned through the power of the internet is that unique ideas are hard to come by, so I’m quite certain I’m not the first person to think of these lessons in this way. But I suspect there are plenty of writers out there who could benefit from these musings, if only because it may put into words something they have been feeling for a while.
So, today is Post #1 in that series. I hope you find it interesting.