Now, I am a college graduate.
For the past several months, my mind has been captivated by a gravel path that represents the rest of my life, or at least the next few years of my life. That path is not clear but blurry, not well-paved but incredibly cluttered and surrounded by inevitable dust.
Before I get too carried away with my metaphor, I will state that I have felt captured by the fact that as a college graduate, I do not know what my future will look like.
Sure, I have some idea of it--I know that I want to take a year off before I apply to the Christie's Masters Program in NY (or London, still must decide on the location). I know that I want to spend the next year growing intellectually and emotionally through internships and/or a full-time job. I know that I want to spend the year also by spending more quality time with my family, since school always got in the way of my making time for them.
However, we all know that life is unpredictable and that it can sometimes take you to places you would never think of. I don't mean to make this sound negative, in fact I think it's positive! It is exciting to not know where you're going; and at the same time, we have the comfort of knowing that as long as one is always honest with him/herself and makes the right choices, they will be in the place they were meant to be.
There is a part of me that's scared and that wishes the gravel path wasn't so blurred into the rest of the ground. But, part of life's beauty is knowing that you have the power to grab all the sticks and rocks you can to try and clarify that path, and that the gusts of wind will collaborate with you to naturally help make the path look the way it is meant.
Again, I notice myself getting carried away by the path metaphor, so I will finish this blog post with a striking quote that relates to the topic, and with the hope that you have understood what I was elaborating :) :
"We are glorious accidents of an unpredictable process with no drive to complexity, not the expected results of evolutionary principles that yearn to produce a creature capable of understanding the mode of its own necessary construction."
~Stephen Jay Gould
Have a lovely (and pleasantly surprising) day!