“Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.” – Soren Kierkegaard
The future is a big scary thing. Some people have their entire lives mapped out by the time they are ten. The issue with those plans is that they are so temporary. One minor issue and they could become entirely unearthed.
When I was little I always had these elaborate plans for my future. I planned out down to the most minute detail. What I wanted it to look like, who I wanted my friends to be, what car I wanted to drive, etc. As I have gone through life I’m now nowhere where I thought I would be even two years ago.
I believe that to get the most out of life we must take opportunities as they come to us. I can genuinely say that I would hate my life if I were where I wanted to be when I was ten. Even though I desperately wanted to be there when I was ten, it’s nowhere near the life I want now. I strongly believe that most people can say the same as well. Few actually stick to their original plan, and if they do oftentimes they end up hurting themselves in the process.
I am where I am today from just by trusting my gut -and my gut is very vocal- and letting the wind blow me wherever it wanted to. The world is out there and I want to explore as much of it as I can.