In an attempt to motivate myself I hung my ridiculously over-sized law degree over my desk this morning. As I straightened the edges of it’s gold, imposing frame, I was certain it would remind me how amazing I am and help me find the perfect job. If I saw it on some other professional’s wall I would think “Gee! That person is really, really smart! I want to hire them!”
Unfortunately it is not making me think that I am particularly smart. It is making me hop up every few minutes to insure the hanger is secure so the whole thing doesn’t come crashing down onto my monitor and soon to be outdated laptop.
Instead of inspiring me, it’s looming over me, reminding me that I should be doing so much more than I am. After all, how can someone with a degree that large choose to stay at home or save some random species? Shouldn’t I be trying to negotiate peace in the Middle East by now? What am I doing making cookies, changing diapers, and protecting frogs!?
Maybe I should hang it in the bathroom, though I would hate to think what inequities would be uncovered in there.