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some people say life is like a box of chocolates some say life is like a chess game

Updated on January 25, 2012

If you make smart moves you win

Some people say life is like a box of chocolates,you never know what you're going to get.Some people say life is like a chess game,you make smart moves and you win.I guess that both of these sayings can be considered true to some extent.I guess it all depends on your perspective of things,me personally I'm leaning towards the chess game side.At least now I am.I've had enough chocolate for one life time,lets see what one hundred percent deliberate intention can do for me,not fifty,not seventy five,but one hundred percent deliberate decisions,intentional actions,designed to guide me into the life and lifestyle I really want.Right about now I am in a phase where everything is changing rapidly,have been for the last couple of years.My world has been organized chaos job situation,and home life,and at times I have felt like I have no control over anything that changes now.As of today,I will regain control over my life,my time,and I will realize my destiny.lately over the last few months I have been in flashback mode thinking about my life in general and how I ended up in this position.When I was younger I thought that I would never have to worry about putting food on the table or paying the rent or things like that.I reasoned that with my High School diploma my hon.Discharge from the army and my two years of college,that I would always be able to find a job somewhere,a pretty descent job that is.But things change and life moves at the speed of light.So I guess it's time to strap in and move right along with it. 

why did you lose?

I remember when I was a itty bitty teeny weeny Yon.Way back in seventy-five when I started kindergarten.There was this teacher who use to come to our class three or four times a week.I guess he was the principle or maybe a counselor because he didn't seem to have a set time or anything like that,and we already had a teacher,but this guy would come in and play games with us,that's when I learned how to play chess,kindergarten.All I can remember about this guy is he always wore khaki pants and brown shoes,a tie and a white shirt,he had hairy arms,and a full head of hair that was peppered with grey.He taught us how to play everything from monopoly to chess.After a while we clicked off in to little sets you know groups of kids playing their favorite games,Me and a few other kids chose chess as our game of choice.Steven(one of our classmates that we use to call snotty boy,because he use to play in his nose and chase us around with boogers on his fingers)took to the game of chess like a fish to water.steven was the ruler of the chess board,the rest of us use to line up waiting turns to try and beat steven.One day as my turn arrived and the student in front of me lost yet again to the awesome steven,I remember, as I was setting up my board getting ready to play,our play teacher asking the kid this question"why did you lose?"the kid said something to the effect of "I don't know."Our play teacher responded with "you lost because you made the wrong move."and he looked at all of us and said"Young bucks,LIFE IS A GAME OF CHESS,YOU MAKE THE RIGHT MOVES,DECISIONS,CHOICES,AND YOU WIN.YOU MAKE THE WRONG MOVES,DECISIONS,AND CHOICES,THEN YOU LOSE."Kinda deep to drop on a bunch of kindergarten kids,but lately that phrase has been dominating my thoughts,thirty four years after hearing it,life is like a chess game is finally hitting home.

The only way to do something is to do something

Around march, when I first got on unemployment,I decided to make some drastic changes,and to  start taking steps to break the shackles of the rat-race once and for all.fitting that I'm back to the subject of rat-race,because my first hub ever was on the rat-race and here we are,a full 360 one year later,another job gone, back on unemployment.So this time around I'm going to do things a little bit different.I have set two goals for myself that will be completed over the next twenty four months.(these goals do not include my writing projects,I concentrate on those in my spare time)The first goal and the quickest, is to obtain a skill,so I can find a job.Monday august the third I will enter into a quick job course that will take a total of twelve weeks to complete.I have decided to take a crash course in culinary arts,after two in a half months I will be a certified cook,servsafe qualified,and I will be entering a field that is recession proof and I will at least be able to put food on the table until I can pull everything together.The second goal is by spring time (hopefully,with fingers crossed)I will be a forty year old college student,walking through the halls of the ART INSTITUTE studying graphic design and media arts.As I said earlier I start my class on culinary arts Monday,so that's one down one to go.I will be going into a self imposed Internet blackout until I finish, which will be in November.When I return my hub-score will probably be around fifty,but that's to those of you that actually visit and read my hubs this will be the last one for the next twelve weeks.Peace.I'm AUDI 5000. 


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    • bill yon profile image

      bill yon 8 years ago from sourcewall

      you're welcome drop by anytime.

    • Lucey Knight profile image

      Lucey Knight 8 years ago from North Richland Hills, Texas

      This was really good. I enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing.