I've been thinking a lot about what my future holds. I mean what am I going to do with my life, and how am I going to accomplish it? I think it is fairly obvious that I like to write, but how best to use this passion? By now, it is blatantly obvious that I have more questions than answers.
And so I come to a crossroads. One path leads where I and others have tread so far, the other down a new lane that remains to be seen. So similar to Frost's poem, that I need to take heed to his sage advice. I need to understand that my dreams and aspirations are always obtainable. That this road less travelled that I am contemplating, may indeed be arduous and rough, but that that may be its greatest virtue.
What of the road I was on before? That road seems to be one of complacency. I am too naturally complacent and apathetic. It is most definitely a character trait I wish to rid myself of. But, in resisting any change, I find a comforting. I will have to move outside of that comfort zone to get anywhere.
What I lack is a firm goal. Goals are wonderful things. When you have one, it makes it easier to find your way; otherwise, you are just swimming in circles. My goal should be to find the right university, apply my best efforts and get in to finish my education. That is what my focus will be on the next few months, without distraction. Only politics will make it into the field of vision.
Why politics? Because politics is my life. That is why I want to go to college, despite my extreme aversion to institutionalized education. To become a great political expert and, one day, a great presidential speechwriter.
But that road lies on this wild and wooly path to one side. A good university, maybe law school and hard work. Perhaps, I will look back and decide that made all the difference.