Wow. This topic is difficult to write about. Not just because I’ve had many accomplishments in my life, but satisfaction is a different story. Satisfaction, I believe, means living in the moment with no worries. This may be an interesting reference but take Harry Potter for example. Ever since he was a kid at 11 years old, he knew that Voldemort was coming to kill him. Sure, he’s had many triumphs. Such as rescuing Ginny in the chamber of secrets, saving Sirus from the dementors, winning the Triwizard tournament, and destroying horcruxes one by one. Even though he had moments of valor, satisfaction was a feeling Harry never had. Satisfaction came to him when Voldemort was killed and 19 years later he married Ginny, had 3 kids and sent them off to Hogwarts. I’ve had many achievements in my life. I’ve graduated from college, performed for numerous audiences and traveled to different places. However, satisfaction, fearing no worries, is entirely different.
The most recent memory I can think of when I felt the most satisfied was when I was hired into the accounting department at my first job. At first, when I was hired, I worked as a data analyst for the company. Even though I was applying to so many different places, I decided to take that job because it takes time to get to that dream job. I was fresh out of college and had little experience in the accounting field. I knew that my chances were slim. After working 6 months, learning about the company and proving my work ethic, my bosses gave me the chance to work in the accounting field that I strived to be in. It definitely was a moment of satisfaction. As cliché as it sounds that a job was my moment of satisfaction, it meant so much more than that. It was my career. I knew with that job experience that there was no limit on how far I wanted to take it. I remember that day smiling, feeling that all of my hard work paid off but the hardest was yet to come. I was also thinking about the numerous applications I sent to companies to work in an accounting position. Even though they didn’t give me a chance, my bosses believed in me and know I could do it, without the experience I didn’t have. It goes to show you that you can have as many college degrees and certifications as you want. It won’t mean a thing unless you have drive and strong work ethic. As nerdy as it sounds, accounting is something I want to be in for the rest of my life. As hard as it is, it’s still a blessing to go to work every day living out the dream. That was when I felt the most satisfied.
After thinking about it, there was another moment I felt satisfied and that was when I received my black belt back in high school. Getting my black belt was probably THE happiest moment of my life. It’s funny because my mom was the one that put me in Tae Kwon Do and I had little interest in doing it. Also, the grandmaster was actually my mom’s boss’ husband. Anyway, starting out, I was nervous and had no idea if I would stay long. But then, I grew more passionate about the sport every day and the people were so nice and helpful that I wanted to stay. Every examination to the next color belt always gets harder. I never let that stop me and I worked so hard for 3 years to achieve something that most people don’t get to do. Tae kwon do means more than kicking and punching your way to the top, it means self-discipline and control. My instructor makes it mandatory that he receives a copy of your report card and updates from your mom and dad. You can have great examination results but he will fail students if the grades aren’t great and if you’re not doing well at home. It’s true, I’ve seen it happen. Receiving that black belt felt so amazing because I did work long and hard for it and I had my family come and see the presentation. It definitely was a great moment in my life.
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