“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” – Douglas Adams
The intimidating thing about life is that for the most part, it is out of our control. No matter how hard we try we can only control so much.
That’s part of the reason why people laugh when a ten-year plan is suggested. This is why when asking a high schooler what they want to do for the rest of their lives they instantly start panicking.
I like to think of life like water. Some days you’ll be all by yourself, a raindrop. The next you may find yourself surrounded by people and overwhelmed, a hurricane. If you are a lucky one you’re a river, going somewhere, you have direction, there is strength and determination in you. There may be some rough patches but nothing will stop the river from going where the river wants to go.
Do not get discouraged if you aren’t a river right now, because like elementary school taught us the water cycle brings water all over the place. All it takes is one hot day and the powerful water in the river can be whisked away into the atmosphere.
In the end, no matter if you are a raindrop, an ocean, or just hanging out in the clouds waiting for your next move. You will end up where you are supposed to be. That’s the crazy, wonderful thing about life.