The Road Ahead
“One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. Which road do I take? she asked. Where do you want to go? was his response. I don’t know, Alice answered. Then, said the cat, it doesn’t matter.”
For a long time this was me. The girl that wandered the path with no direction.
What did I want out of life? The question was mind boggling. I changed my mind faster than a child switched toys. It was easy growing up. You did as you were told. Going to school, making friends, doing homework, everything was mapped out. The real world is much different. Even throughout undergrad I never really thought about being an adult. I lived at home, majored in Biology with the intention of pursuing a degree in Physician Assistant studies. The rest of my peers had pre-med pursuits. I applauded them for it but knew deep inside that it wasn’t for me. My graduation was one of the happiest moments of my life. I got further than both my parents and brother in my education. I was the first to uphold a Bachelors Degree. It seemed like the end of an era but it only marked the beginning.
I am very resistant to change, I prefer if things stayed as they were and I could live happily every after. Not the case. Before I graduated I filled out forms for 2 Masters programs in my city with the intention of getting in no sweat. Plan failed, miserably. I didn’t get into one and am still waitlisted for the other. In the span of these 3 months I probably changed my career path 3 times. Sad huh?
I was all over the place and it started concerning my parents. I deviated into pursuing a career as a Dietitian until I realized most people don’t want to be helped and those that do want it the easy way. Diet pills and patches are becoming a billion dollar industry while the majority of people continue to stuff their faces at McDonald’s. There really is so much one can do. Just the word “dieting” sends shivers down a person’s spine. I crossed fields of medicine, nutrition, psychology, and sociology just to find a career that I could find myself doing. At the end of the day, just follow your heart and follow it with full force. Why in the world would I think about doing another career just because I wasn’t accepted this year? I never thought of myself as being a quitter. For months, I thought that my entire undergrad education was a failure and that I was just an embarrassment who couldn’t get into graduate school even with a 3.5 gpa. I second guessed every decision that I made and spent every moment consumed in my own self pity. Never let a step back make you stumble down, take it as an opportunity to take a giant leap forward. It’s not a race, and even though I might not get in this year, I won’t let it deter me from my ultimate goal 🙂 Moral of the story “Just Do It” Nike said it best 😀
I can’t end this post without at least posting some delicious foodie pics 😉
My first Chobani review is on the peach! 🙂 Overall it was like a 5/10. To me it tasted like regular greek yogurt with pieces of peach at the bottom. It was tasty but I expected something different. I love my mix-ins too much to eat this yogurt plain, so I turned it into this
I also made fro-yo 🙂 Yes I know I’m obsessed with oats, cereal, and fro-yo. Sue me 😀
Cheesecake flavor was amazinggg and topped with 1/2 pack of 100 calorie cookies. Yummy!
- Are you mercurial like me or did you always know what you wanted in life?