Puzzle of Growth and Life

October 7, 2013
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At the moment I’m currently lying on the outskirts of my senior year in high school and the edge of reality and what lies ahead. Through all the time conceived in school and all the knowledge built up, I think I’m finally ready to progress and start achieving my goals. College is near, and it’s time to start realizing how many things have impacted me within the boundaries of school and social life. I could go on and on about what I want and where I want to be after college, but that all starts with the process in the making. What was my life like growing up? What interested me? and how is what I want to do going to make a difference? These questions are all pieces to the puzzle of growth and now it’s finally time to connect them together. Defining each and every piece leading up to my final year in grade school and what happens next.

So far it’s been a journey, it’d be sad to say otherwise. Every journey is filled with unknown mysteries, tragedies and obstacles and I couldn’t be any more thankful for having the opportunity to endure such a journey. School has taught me many things and has also gotten me prepped for future reference, in a way school has helped shaped the individual that I am today. Since my journey is almost to an end, another one begins. That of which is college, it’s finally arrived after all those years and it’s my time to prepare and never stop reaching towards my dreams and ambitions. I feel strongly about mine, meaning there’s not a doubt in my mind they’re unreachable. As a matter of fact, no dream is unreachable. I’ll always have my head up high reaching for what comes next.

I’ve crossed many issues and problems with family growing up as a child, which I feel gave me an eye opener that led me to work and live more independently. I didn’t let that bring me down though, I kept striving and striving until I felt that I could reach my goals regardless. Growing up, my biological father wasn’t around and neither was my mother. I’ve seen this happen to a lot of people. I’d be lying if I said it didn’t affect them, and I’d be lying if I told you it didn’t affect me. It did, both in a positive and negative manner. I knew right at that moment, that if I let that situation bring me down as a person I wouldn’t be able to get back up. I knew I had to be stronger than that, which is why today I wake up with a smile on my face and go to bed with one as well. I’ve formed this sense of happiness that’s just overall constant. As hard as times can get, there’s always a silver lining behind each one. Now I’m realizing how precious life can be and made a pact to not let a single problem interfere with the way I act.

Dreams have the ability to change periodically throughout time. Being a little kid, cops, firefighters, and many other people appeal to the eye of a young child. Is that because of the hero's actions or the child wanting to act as that hero? For the longest time, the thought of being a cop had blown me away. But then as time past and as I grew up I realized my true potential. I realized that being what fits you most would benefit in the long run. Not just what fits you most but what you love doing as well. Helping people and making people feel better mentally and physically has always been a hobby of mine. Who would've thought nursing? It’s funny because honestly not even I would. I’ve changed my visions of what I wanted to be rapidly throughout the years and finally came to the conclusion I wanted to study nursing. My number one goal in life is to do something that makes a positive difference in peoples lives and my number two goal is to make as many people as happy as possible. Both of which led to my liking of the health field. Now that I have my goals set, it’s my job to keep those goals locked and don’t let anyone tell me I can’t obtain them.

Putting the pieces of the puzzle together, the picture overall when connected creates growth through life. During our lives, we are always growing but not only are we but our minds as well. Whether that mean learning from new mistakes, absorbing new bits of knowledge or even creating new relationships. I’ve learned that when you’re young you have a lot of support through school but the more you grow the more you have to learn to ready yourself for independence. Life is a puzzle and when you’re ready the pieces will come together within time, there’s no need to force the pieces together faster than normal because sooner or later they’ll fall into place. I’m ready for my next piece to do exactly that, which is move on to my college life and begin the next piece to push me closer to completing my puzzle.

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