No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.Maya Angelou
Where do you see yourself in 20 years, 40 years, or even 60 years?..
One of the hardest things for me to do is picture where my life will be some years from now. It’s hard for me because life is constantly changing things. What I feel today, I may not feel tomorrow, or a month or a year from now. But if someone were to ask me today where I see myself in the future and what I hope to accomplish I would tell them this:
“I can’t tell you where I will be 20 years from now, but I can tell you what I hope to accomplish by then. My main goal in life is do always be better, and do better. I believe that we are all a part of something bigger then ourselves and that we should embrace that. I want to be a leader. I hope that in the career field I choose, I can lead others and inspire others to be their best and do their best. In the future, I hope to move mountains. I see myself making a difference in this world. I want to leave earth knowing that I did something to make it a better place. I think people just need a little push to be open minded about things. I see myself making speeches on how to accept yourself for who you are and what you have to offer. Like I said, I want to move mountains, no matter how big or how small. Those are just some of the things I hope to accomplish. The real question is how are you going to do that? That is the answer that can change overtime.”
I want to stand for something that is bigger than myself.
I wrote this piece originally in April of 2016. And rereading it this past week, I reflected on what has changed in my life and the experiences that have shaped how I see the world today. I can say that thinking of 2016 me and who I am today; nothing has changed in terms of what I hope to accomplish in my life. I still believe in striving to always be better, however, I’ve learned the importance of self-compassion and forgiveness, and that they are essential in times where I make mistakes. I know that the world won’t always be kind but I can choose kindness over meanness. I can choose to see myself in others and act upon that understanding then the opposite. The most important lesson I have learned is life is about choices. And I will continue to choose to see the world through a lens of hope and love.
The world will say too you,
What are you going to do?
Do not be afraid to say,
‘I know I can’t do everything but I can do something. ‘
Artist, Poet, Author
Title inspo: Love Wins by Carrie Underwood