This is a different style than my previous blogs but it has been on my mind for some time now. It seems only fitting to just post it and get my thoughts out.
Life is not always the easiest. Struggles and trials are around every corner and often follow close behind some of the best times of your life. However, it is important to remember where you are headed and stay on the path to your destination. Getting lost can occur, but getting back on track is what is critical.
Certain times this summer, life got pretty chaotic. With working many hours, doing research, preparing for my last year of undergrad, studying, and just a variety of events, it was very easy to lose sight of the goal. There were times that I even doubted if I had chosen the right path for myself and questioned my decisions. It had seemed that I had gotten lost.
However, that was all changed by a trip to the beach. With one look at the ocean, I remembered why I had decided to take the path I began to walk so long ago. Seeing the power and the beauty of the ocean reminded me of why it fascinated me. The possibility for discovery within this vast body of water and the mysteries it contains has always been my interest…my passion. It is the reason I left home, a place I had known all my life, to venture to an unknown city, state, and region of the country. A venture away from the familiar friends of old to a place where every face was new. It is a journey that has provided me with amazing new friends, exciting opportunities, and is a gateway to a new life with new struggles and exciting challenges. It just took prayer and a revelation to realize that this path will ultimately lead to my happiness.
I am getting back on track and enjoying the semester. I am going to make the most that I can out of this year. I am going to live life to the fullest. I am not going to let any challenges get in the way of my dreams and make me forget who I am, where I came from, and why I chose the path I did. I am not saying that I won’t get lost along the way, but with friends, family, and God on my side, I think I will always find my way back. And trips to the ocean will always remind me of my future and what lies ahead.