It’s an interesting day to be pouring my thoughts out into the internet. It’s the end of the world as I know it, which sounds dramatic but might not be too unrealistic.
Today I graduate from college, and while it seems a little irrelevant to confide into a health blog, to me this is more of a life blog–and how health fuels living beautifully.
I don’t know what’s coming next for me, graduating without a real job or a real idea of where to go next. I have interests and knowledge and a desire to do good in the world. I have the idea that I’m not a “desk job” type of gal.
I see myself in control of my own schedule. Not monitored by the time on the clock but by the sum of the work that’s complete or needs to get done. I see myself as a woman of action. Always having things to do but always enjoying what’s next on the list.
I see myself being creative and using my mind for more than numbers and strategies, but for a vision. Being on the edge of innovation and practicality. Helping the world to become a better place through an unexpected means.
I want to help the world become a better place. More specifically, I want to help people. It’s getting so difficult to ‘live’ nowadays. So many distractions, so many reasons to ignore what it feels like to interact with the natural world and the beautiful people that make it up. It’s becoming easier for people to be stressed and sad than it is for people to be awake and enlightened. I want to help people know how it feels to feel connected to the simplicity of the world. To know that the beauty and purpose of life comes buried within every minute detail and that the ability to find the hidden beauty just might be the ultimate challenge and reward.
I want to create a life for myself that radiates. I want to allow myself to be swept away by the world. I want to know and understand the complexity of the world’s operations and be able to explain them to others as a consequence of everyone just trying to figure it all out–to find purpose.
At a fork in the road. I’m told to follow my dreams; I’m told to seek security. I’m told it’s time to be an adult, I’m told use my youth as an opportunity to take chances. Be modest in your beliefs, but bold in your decisions.
The ultimate challenge will be to never lose sight of the confidence I have in myself and to do all the things I think I can today. And if I ever find that I’m not working to my full potential, to reevaluate, and remember it’s never to late to change your mind, go back to school, or drop out.
Here’s to the next phase in my life. And to all of our possibilities and potential to wake up tomorrow and make a decision we didn’t have the guts to make today.