I had finally come to that point. A university student's nightmare. I had conquered college through gaining exponential experiences, leader titles, and personal exploration, and now it had all come down to this.
It hit me in the portrait studio.
I was graduating.
I was actually here, getting my graduation pictures. Oh. My. God. What will I do? Where will I go? Where will I work? I thought I had a plan, a career, everything set out, but is that what I really wanted?
Over the past two weeks, I've been messing a lot with notions of 'growing up and getting a job.' To be completely honest, it scared me immensely. There were so many unknowns. Looking back on my decision in September to make my motto for the next 12 months 'pursue excellence', I wanted to make sure I hit everything I had worked so hard for throughout my 5 years of university. After all, I had beefed my resume up to get a über-awesome starting salary. And pursue excellence I did, and will continue to do, as today marks the 1st of the New Year.
But then that quote hit me - "growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional.'
I only live once, so why focus on conquering a career so immensely that I miss everything else?
I came up with a secondary motto that works beside the one of 'pursue excellence'
The secondary motto is... *drum roll*....."GO BANANAS!!!"
I want this year to be CRAZAYYYYYY, full of fun and completely nuts. I want to do things I've never done, learn more from everybody I encounter, EMBRACE everything and keep on growing as a person, while HAVING THE MOST FUN OF MY LIFE.
The last idea to cement this phantasmagorical year together is to go for picture perfect.
We all have ideal pictures in our head of the way things should be, how we want things to happen, from first kisses to precise live performances to perfect ski & snowboard runs. We dream, and man, do we dream big.
For me, I just came to the reasonable conclusion, that if I'm picturing something, I should make things happen the way I see it, without self-doubt or fear. I should be EXCITEEEDDDDDDDDDDD =D
It is what it is, but it is what we make it too.
I have a strong feeling that my year is going to be picture perfect, what's your 2012 looking like?
A blog on my continuing journey through life, covering self-development and success strategies, but also personal reflection.