This morning, I walked into my office after listening to my audio book, Fifty Shades Darker, and my co-worker catches me off guard to ask me “Did you jump?” Before I answered her question while holding in my laugh I thought SHIT, did I say I was going to do something over the weekend and forget? So, I asked “Jump? Like, the verb?” She then proceeds to remind me that after she graduated college she hopped on a plane to Europe. Interested, I asked her where she went in hopes to persuade my gut and perhaps “grow some.”
Single, and young twenty-something sold her car on a Thursday, purchased a plane ticket on Friday, and flew to Venice, Italy the following Tuesday morning. Arriving in Venice with only a couple hundred dollars, and the clothes on her back with nowhere to stay began the “best two-and-a-half years” of her life. I asked her why she came back and what she learned and she said “I came back because I got everything I hoped I would. I knew what it meant to never say never.”
Talk about a leap of faith! It’s important to challenge yourself both inside and outside the classroom and as much as people think it is not a skill, it is. The ability to adapt is a skill everyone needs to acquire and utilize and now that my undergraduate career has closed I find myself struggling with what to replace that commitment with.
I’m keeping my spirits up and my future is bright…here’s to the many obstacles in life: all the hurdles I have to jump over, road blocks I have to dodge, and lemonade I’ll be making. Never, say never.