Who knew such a small word could make such a difference in the world.
We all arrive on the planet the same way. As a single human form capable of so much more than what were given. Although we are all born the same, it doesn’t mean that we all grow up to be the same. Different people, of different families, of different cultures. We don’t share the same beliefs, ideals, or dreams. But what each and everyone of us share is the ability to change or be changed. It doesn’t matter if you did everything in your power to stop it, change needs to happen. It can either be a necessary evil or a delightful surprise.
For most of high school, my sister had only ever had her sights on this one particular university. She planned, studied, and even bought items that represented her dedication towards that university. When the time came and she opened her email it was like everything she had ever dreamed about was crushed in a matter of seconds. The long nights of endless studying had all resulted in a failure. She believed that she was a failure.
But how could she be one, when the only thing she ever did was dedicate her life to a place that never got to see her true potential?
I’ll never forget the day when I heard it. Not just the heart-wrenching sobbing but the sound of a heart being torn into a million little pieces. It wasn’t just her heart that was no longer mentally capable of functioning. It was the part of her that had the ability to believe and dream that was ruined as well.
From that moment on, I was set on believing that everything in life happens for a reason. We don’t get to choose what happens to us. It just sort of happen’s. My sister believed that her life was over. The idea that a single email could do that to a person is astonishing. This was not the end of her life, but only the beginning of a life so uncontrollably real.
You see in the real world plans change, people change, and life hits you with all that it’s got. Just because it wasn’t the life you dreamed of, doesn’t mean it isn’t the life for you. So please take control because you were given this life. Don’t ever forget that you’ll never stop being you, no matter how big or small you change. Change doesn’t have to be monumental. It can be as small as a new haircut or a new life aspiration. It’s time that we embraced the future head on, even if it’s not the future we planned on.
“The secret to change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”
The Rant Girl