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MoBob told me that my biggest character flaw is that I lack ambition. I do. I admit it. I know I have not fulfilled the bright expectations engendered by promising test scores and diverse extracurriculars and fancy degrees. So what?

This latest discussion came about when I told MB about the lunch I had with a senior manager at the Foreign Agricultural Service who volunteers, as I do, for PCAFPD. At the end of our conversation he told me that FAS was hiring for a new position as the liason between FAS and Peace Corps.

MB said I should go for it, in the same way that he's encouraged me to start my own consulting firm and write a book. While I'm happy to be married to someone who believes in my potential, I'm just not interested. I'm happy where I am, because inertia suits me.

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On December 6th, 2008 02:17 am (UTC), clynne commented:
I know I have not fulfilled the bright expectations engendered by promising test scores and diverse extracurriculars and fancy degrees.

Eh, whatever. I had all those test scores and extracurriculars and I only have community college degrees.

I think it's not so much a lack of ambition as a realistic approach to how you want to live your life. I -- and you -- do plenty with our lives but we don't follow traditional paths to success. Frankly, I know I'd be miserable if I were trying to run my own business and be a constantly-hustling consultant, because my close brushes with those fields have driven me crazy. I'd rather be happy.
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On December 7th, 2008 01:25 am (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
You're right. I shouldn't fret.
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On December 6th, 2008 01:56 pm (UTC), cookie_chef commented:
I completely understand your post. I don't think I've ever lived up to the expectations that others have had for me.
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On December 7th, 2008 01:25 am (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
I can't believe I'm almost 40 and still dealing with this.
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On December 7th, 2008 05:16 am (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
It's all about expectations, isn't it? Let's get rid of them! You are a successful person personally and professionally, there's not doubt about it. Janet O
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On December 9th, 2008 04:12 pm (UTC), rmurphysf commented:
I agree with Janet!
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On December 10th, 2008 02:58 am (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
:)
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