Wandering – White Sands National Monument


Living on my own means that every day is exciting because every day I discover something new about myself. Last week for example, I found out that I’m still scared of the dark when I’m all alone in a very large house.

A few days ago, on my monthly trip to the grocery store (I have an abnormal fear of buying groceries), I realized something about my lifestyle. I simply cannot buy anything that will expire within 3 weeks because I either won’t eat it before then or I won’t have finished all of it before then. I realized this at the ripe age of 26.

I remember being a little kid in elementary school thinking that middle schoolers had it made. Only to get to middle school to think that high school was where it was at. After getting to high school and still not having a clue of what I was doing, I looked to college students. Now that I’m in college looking towards graduation and adulting, I realized that there really isn’t a rush.

So many of us feel so rushed to have all the pieces of our lives together right now or last year. We miss the joy and fun that comes from the process of discovering and making mistakes along the way.

Truly embarking on a self-discovery process through time and through different paths means that when we really find something that we’re passionate about, we commit to it 100%.

My college career path has led me to become a financial/budget/policy analyst or project manager. But now I realized that I have passions that I’m really passionate about. What if I wanted to be a National Geographic photographer, comedian, or world traveler vagabond?

What about you? Do you have a passion or pursuit that you wouldn’t mind working 10-14 hours a day for? What was your process for discovering what you loved to do?


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