Prompt: Action. When it comes to aspirations, it’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen. What’s your next step?
My next step(s)?
Finish my internship application so I can hopefully find a placement abroad this summer. It’s about finding opportunities that will complement what I hope to do next year, and it’s about actively logging what I gain from experiences. I realize that I cannot just think about what I would like to do– I have to write e-mails, make phone calls, and generally feel a bit awkward in order to get things in place.
It’s about not sitting on my haunches, and instead, taking initiative. It’s about doing what I say– and as difficult and challenging as that may be, it’s a necessary step. It’s about acting like a 25-year-old and not a teenager, remembering that I have so many more years of experience than I did now, and that I am pretty much the best. It’s about recognizing that life never stops, and if I hold back, I won’t get anywhere.
I hate wondering “what if.” I’ve already stepped out of my comfort zone numerous times this year; pushing myself to keep doing so is proving to be helpful, even if the results are less than stellar. I’ll keep doing what I’ve been doing, which is making forward progress.