NOTE: all of these photos are courtesy of the internet. click on them to be linked to the original source, as they are purely here to serve as visual interest in a text heavy post #designerslookoutforyou
Lately I've been feeling a little uncertain about my own path and my own dreams. I feel lost, uninspired, left behind. I feel like I could have achieved so much by now and yet here I am sitting...in limbo. As weird as it may be, sometimes I find it necessary to go back in time to figure out where I want to be in the future. Today, visiting my high school, I had the opportunity to give my two cents on college to advise the new senior class. Sitting in the room that was my history classroom for two years, I reflected on who I was then, who I wanted to be by now.
I remember that as a senior in high school, I had no idea what I wanted to pursue in college. All I knew was that there was no way I was going into anything science or math related. Little did I know I would come to seriously question that upon starting college (and still do occasionally). But anyways, I remember writing all of those college applications and telling colleges that I had no idea what I wanted to do. That I was waiting to be inspired. Waiting for college to spark a fire and give me a passion to work for. All I could say was this: I don't know where I want to go after college, but I do know that no matter where I end up, I want it to be international and I want service to be a part of my life, whether as a part of my career or just in my private life. I wanted to give back to the community and know that I was able to touch the lives of other individuals in an enlightening way. I wanted to inspire. And be inspired.
I guess to tie it back up, I hope that in this next year, I can get out and let Los Angeles be my inspiration. Fuel a passion. And I hope that I can once again integrate service into my life and better the community in some way that I can.