So my teacher today reminded us that after this weekend we are down to our final nine classes of the semester. Which for me is also my last nine classes of my upgrading. That only leaves my final exam and then I have completed everything I need to prepare for my next step in my education. I’m surprised how far I have come since I started, in fact I’ve accomplished what I never did while a teenager, which is complete my high school education.
Now I find myself somewhere I’ve never been before. I’m used to never knowing when opportunity knocks and always guessing what my future holds for me or how much potential I may have. But if anything my time over these past two years has shown me, it’s how much potential I really have and that my future is shaped by what I make in the present. My experiences I have gained over my time reeducating myself in preparation for my post secondary education has changed me for the better. I’ve learned so much about myself, where I see my life in ten years, and who I want to be professionally.
For one of the few times in my life I find myself with the opportunity to make some significant changes for myself and my future. When I graduated from High school in 2001, I was faced with the same opportunity but I squandered it. Not because I didn’t appreciate the significance of it all, but because I was struggling badly to find my social identity that my professional identity and career goal was the furthest thing from my mind. This time around because I’m much more mature and have developed a strong sense of social identity, I find myself better equipped to seize hold of the opportunity I’m facing.
While I may have a long way to go before I finish my education and am settled into a design career, my first step towards a successful future has been a large and very important one. I’ve built a strong foundation to build my future upon, and with the skills I’ve gained I’m much more confident in my ability to achieve my career goals then I’ve ever been. I think I’m ready to take on the next step and accept the challenges ahead. It’s a liberating feeling to be in some control over my future. Much better than always wondering to myself “what if?”.
Anyway thanks for reading. Sorry again for the late post. My computer died a bit ago and have been writing most of my posts via my iPhone (which sucks monkey balls) and had to wait to use the only other computer in the house. But better late then never. Until next time, I leave you with a final thought.
Every day, you get the opportunity to change your life. Change what you do not want. Change what makes you unhappy.”
― Rodolfo Costa