My entire life can be summed up on one sentence: It didn’t go as planned and that’s ok.
I stumbled upon this quote a few weeks ago and it was one of those messages that hits home. I feel like this could be my life’s motto. Over the last few months in particular, I have felt that things didn’t work out the way that I thought they would. I always had a plan for my life and I meant to follow it, but that’s not how life works. Things fall apart and plans fail and I am coming to learn that this is ok.
I am not in the graduate school I had planned to be in, studying what I thought I was going to be studying. I am not living in the place I had planned to be living in. I feel a little grateful now though. Just because one door closed on me doesn’t mean there aren’t a million more doors to try. If I had stuck to the original plan I wouldn’t have gone to Guatemala, I wouldn’t be on the career path I’m on, and most of all I would be spending my 21st birthday very differently.
Those who know me, know that I am not a big partier, so having some huge Vegas 21st birthday was always out of the question. However, I have decided I am still going to make my 21st birthday special. This year, I will be spending my birthday and the New Year in Haiti! Going to Haiti has always been a dream of mine and I am so happy that I am finally making it happen. I will be working on a Clean Water project in a village south of Port-au-Prince. I am so excited my next adventure!