Who am I? What do I want to do with my life? What’s the secret to happiness? Throughout life, these difficult questions pop into mind. I’m not sure if anyone ever figures out all the answers. Life is a complicated journey that continually asks you to explore your emotions, reflect on your past and hopefully grow into a better version of yourself.
Each life change or event causes you to re-examine yourself and ask these questions again. Each trial forces you to decide if you are someone who chooses to be a victim or a survivor. Each betrayal leads you to decide to forgive or seek revenge. Each reached goal compels you to decide if you will settle or push ahead for future success.
Events during the past two years, including my sister’s death, have forced me to reflect on my life, search for who I am and reconsider my life’s direction. While I haven’t found all the answers, I have learned this:
In just a few weeks, I’ll be turning 30. I’m not sure I’m much closer to knowing what I want to be when I grow up than I was in high school, and that’s okay with me. I am happy with the person I have become so far and I am excited for the next adventure. Life is about the journey, not always the destination.