The mantra jumps out at me. “It’s never too late to be what you might have been,” T.S, Elliot
It was printed on a coaster in a store window. I stared at it through the storefront glass. Finally, I went in and bought it.
Now it is sitting on my desk, and I find myself reading it every day, over and over. I read it so many times that I finally start to believe it.
Today while working, I hear the sound of the printer in the back printing out the day’s reports. “I can’t stand to listen to that printer anymore” I think in my head. I look around at my workplace. I see 15 years of hard work, good honest work, but I am still sitting here eager for the day to finally end. Another thought pops into my head for what seems like the millionth time, “I want to decide when my day ends. I want to decide when my day starts. I want to have meaningful work. I want to make a difference in individual people’s lives.” I look back at the coaster.
“That is, it! “,I say to myself, “Today is the day! I am going to make a move. “
At that exact moment, my boss walks past my station, and I ask to talk to him. I tell him that I am going to quit my job and go back to school to become a registered massage therapist.
He looks at me like I am a raving lunatic. “Nobody quits this job” he says.
“I do” I say.
“You don’t really mean it! You need to think this through. Your job has benefits and great pay. You should take some time to think about it”
“I have thought about it … for 5 years” I say, “It is now or never! I want to be a massage therapist!’
Does this story sound familiar? This is a true story, my story, but I hear different variations of this very same story from students that have made the decision to pursue their dreams. To pursue Registered Massage Therapy.
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It’s never too late to be what you might have been.