“What do you want to be when you grow up?”
Remember when you were a kid and everybody wanted to know what you want to become? You had so much imagination and pretended to be different things. And now, you’ve reached the age where you’re making tough decisions and your dreams are being realized or maybe even rearranged. Being in college feels like you’re finally boarding the plane toward your dreams. Some people get what they always wanted. Others, they’re not even sure if their destination is where they want to be anymore. But you’ve gotta land SOMEWHERE. Anywhere. Thankfully, everyday is different even when we do the same exact things.
We want to learn and do things because we want to change something— our life, someone else’s, or certain circumstances. We see a need and we want to meet that need. I think that there is something in each person that wants to make a difference. We meet people who “want to change the world”.
Being a college student can sometimes put us in an awkward place because we think we’re not quite there yet. We think we can’t make any impact in someone’s life because we’re not living our dreams yet. Or that our dream jobs seem so far away and impossible and we’re not stable enough to be able to even take care of ourselves. That may be true. But that doesn’t make us any less capable of doing something good to make our (and other’s) lives better. We can make time for those we care about. We can be a good example to our friends, kids, siblings, or even strangers. The one thing we can’t do is disqualify ourselves because we don’t have it together.
Young people are powerful. We just have to tap into our gifts and talents and who we are to be able to make our mark on this world.
Make a ripple effect using your life to inspire others; no matter where you are in life. You will always find people who need your help and someone who will find strength in your story. Work hard and do your best in everything you do. College gives us this special opportunity to not only grow as an individual but also in the society we are a part of.