You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who'll decide where to go.
The nice thing about life is that we can change our way of viewing and experiencing it at any given moment. For example, if I choose a major and later realize that it's simply not for me, I can change my mind and pick a different major. Or, if I accept a job that it turns out, I'm not crazy about, I can go on job interviews to find something that's a better fit for me. Every day we're alive is another 24 hours that we can use to reshape the direction of our lives.
I didn't realize this when I was about 18 or 19 and trying to decide "what to do with my life"; I thought that choosing a major meant determining my fate FOREVER. This mindset sounds a bit silly in retrospect, but at the time, I think a lot of my classmates felt similarly.
Fortunately, life is like a river in that changing its' course can seem daunting, but with time, effort, and ingenuity, changing the course is doable.
As Dr. Seuss said in the quote above, "you can steer yourself in any direction you choose." That's a pretty important thing to remember, whether we're 18 and deciding on a major or 28 and deciding on a new career venture : )
Paula L. Harvey
...named her blog "Yes Please!" for no apparent reason. She is also a human person (supposedly) from Louisiana who enjoys writing nonsense stories and loudly over-analyzing movies to the point of being annoying to anyone within earshot.
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