Today I choose joy

Perseverance is something that I recently started identifying as I have overcome many obstacles.  There have been many days where I’ve wanted to quit, but I know that giving up isn’t an option.  If something isn’t working the way I want it to, I change course entirely or take a break, sometimes walking away will clear any frustrations that can be blocking the clear picture at the end of the tunnel/project/etc.

Here you can find an interview given by Dr. Erin Whitteck to Rae. The interview showcases are particular even of persistence.

Emotional intelligence (Emotion Quotient (EQ)) is a skill set that I have been exercising and practicing for many years.  EQ didn’t come naturally and took many trials, errors, and even failed relationships to hone and realize the value of this skill. Because of this, I have a firm understanding of who I am, even if I am unsure of the next step in my journey.  Knowing who I am, what I stand for, and what I can endure helps me narrow down my options.  Emotional intelligence requires consistent self-reflection and is a muscle that needs to be used; otherwise, it will atrophy.

Adaptability is one of my strong suits; it allows me to handle different situations in both personal and professional settings.  Because I have this ability, I can understand other perspectives, making myself a team player. I am open to listening to ideas that differ from my own and incorporating them into the bigger picture.  However, because being flexible can open many opportunities, I need to maintain my boundaries and only take on work I know I can finish.