Thoughts, habits, emotions, it's a whirlwind of change we sometimes don't see coming throughout the expected course of our lives. Over the weekend, I've had some time to reflect on the reality of my own life. As I near a quarter of a century, as my brother so enchantingly pointed out, I can't help but to stop and think about all the changes my own life has undertaken in less than a year. Some goals that I have achieved and some that I've yet to see flourish. You see, I believe life is a grand little game that predicts the unexpected. Signs begin to matter in a way you'd never expect. People have a reason for coming and going in and out of your life. And I've finally come to accept that not all friendships are meant to last forever.
As humans, we've been trained to get schooled and seek out 'fulfilling' careers that will not only satisfy ourselves but our families. We've been trained to not be selfish and seek out a marriage with kids and continue the beautiful lifecycle God has intended for us. However, I've always been the one to challenge the norm. I left everything known to me back home to follow what people would say a 'career'.
"Big city lights, big city dreams."
The moving path that will transition you from a young adult to an adult. But you'd be surprised to find out how many young adults have undergone the big city transition to only be disappointed of it's non existing glam life attributes.
But I'm not here to talk about New York being the exhausting point of many. I'm here to emphasize the importance of change. Change is a ruin. Ruin leads to transformation. You are not the same person you were three days ago much less thirty seconds ago. Every secondary detail that your senses forgo leave lasting impressions that your mind will take, accept, and act on those moments. And through change we must learn to accept our new egos. One of the lessons I'm still learning to accept is that the dreams I started four-five years ago are not the same dreams I seek out today. Yet, my newly found dreams are still a foggy blur and have yet to peak it's adolescent years.
But despite my luck, I know that I'll find my way back on the right track. I just have to learn to listen to all the signs that may come my way. Ironically enough, I'm in the center of it all. New York, it's time we get to know each other a little bit more.
A reminder to always take the life more traveled.