Sometime during the course of your life you’re going to find out that not all good things last very long. I don’t think this takes away from the quality of those things, nor have I ever believed that all good things last forever. Sometimes you’re just truckin’ along on a happy, solid path when a big fat tree falls over in front of you and blocks it off. It sucks, but hey. It happens. It’s reality. Yay.
I think a lot of what I’ve learned during this attempt at adulthood is that things aren’t so scary. Sure, the first day on a new job can be intimidating (terrifying), but then you get past it and you learn everything you need to know and you’re fine.
This journey of self-discovery and life experience I’ve been on for the past year has been anything and everything but boring. I’ve been knocked down a few times and maybe it wasn’t as easy as I thought it’d be. Alas, here I am still standing, still alive, still fine. Changed, but fine.
I think the world and life are two things that are wonderfully embarked upon as a never ending learning experience and I think we were designed to constantly change the way we think about things.
I can’t even begin to describe or thank the people I’ve met and everything they’ve taught me about friendship, business and what it means to be a young person with this huge world of opportunity in front of you.
When all is said and done, the quality of your life depends on fulfilling the dreams that ignite your soul and being who you are in a world of people who want you to change. I’ve laughed more than any sane person should, cried in bathroom stalls, locked my keys in my car, broke my car, spent more money on clothes than food, questioned my future, failed (miserably) at grocery shopping, failed at lots of things and you know what? After all this, the God-honest truth is that everything’s fine.