Where was I, five years ago?
In 2007, I was in the first year of my (6 year <_<) undergraduate college career. I was worried, scared about what the hell I wanted to do with my life, what 4 year college I wanted to transfer to, and what I wanted to do as a profession. I was a little overweight, shy, and very unsure of myself. I remember only having my girlfriend and her family as my main social group. I also remember still being stuck in high school mode, in which I really didn’t take school seriously because I cruised through it, but thinking that because I cruised through school with great grades, I didn’t really find a lot of interests. I was still working for my girlfriend’s parents’ dog grooming shop. I think the big difference from then and now is that I didn’t really see the big picture in things. I went to school, worked, played video games, and just let life cruise by. I had no idea where I would be 5 years from then, and didn’t really give much thought because I was in cruise control mode still. All I knew was that I wanted to graduate college just like my older brother, because his graduation ceremony was pretty badass.
Now, I’m finally pursuing a massage therapy career, am going to be taking prerequisite courses for physical therapy school, and am looking forward to making something of myself. I’m realizing I’ve accomplished a lot so far and I have much more to look forward to, and while I still have the young naive mentality in which I have my Bachelor’s degree and want the high paying job right now, the reality of it is that it is going to take more work, school, and debt to get there. Motivation is key in pursuing these things.
One step at a time, we will accomplish big things.
Run your own race.