i have done a lot of reflecting lately. over my past school years, experiences, memories, and just life in general. i have also pondered on the future. i tend to get carried away sometimes. i have to remind myself to live in the now. i'm weird i know!
so much has changed in the last 3 years. friends are married or engaged. finding what i want in life, traveling the world, and making big life decisions. craziness. if someone were to tell me my senior year of high school what the next three years would lead me i probably wouldn't believe you.
i recently had lunch with a close friend. she always knew what she wanted in life, even though she might tell you other wise. she wants to have kids and to be a mother, to bring people up, and to make someone's life better. she was telling me how she wants to open up a coffee shop and hire women who need help to get off the streets. she wants to help a struggling area of jacksonville and make it a better place. she also wanted this coffee shop to be a place where the kids and teenagers could come in to hang out to get them out off the streets too. i was actually kind of surprised that in this area that there are not any parks or recreation centers they could go to. i somewhat joked with her that she can have the coffee house and then i would form a recreation center or park and we could sponsor each other. (i am currently in school pursuing a recreation management degree, in hopes to become an event planner for a resort or for a city's park and recs department.) with this degree i could help those in rough areas of a community and bring them up. in all reality, i truly hope her dream comes true because hello...there needs to be more people like that in the world!
it then got me thinking to what i want to do in life. my biggest desire is to help people and to make a difference in their lives. i've gone back and forth on so many major and career decisions that it has probably made those around me and myself included go crazy! slowly but surely i can see what i can be happy with for the rest of my life. so here is to a hopeful future.
follow your heart and dreams.