When I was 17 or so, I read about a young girl named Lucy Honeychurch who had found herself in a muddle. As I sat in my literature class discussing the themes of maturation and self discovery woven into E.M Forster's novel, A Room With A View, I couldn't help but be captivated by Lucy's determination to find balance in the chaos that was unfolding in her life.
To mature is such a beautiful and delicate thing to do. Making one's own decisions, voicing one's opinions, figuring out what one likes and doesn't like should brings with it not just a freedom but a sense of responsibility. A realization that we have some sort of say in the type of legacy we leave, the mark WE MAKE , the path WE CHOOSE.
Yes, our lives are impacted by external factors. But a lot of what happens to us, is also a result of our decisions, our thoughts, and our beliefs.
Think about it: Your life is your opportunity to devote something valuable to a purpose, a mission, a dream or a cause you believe in.
So dear reader, my intent in writing this post is to make you realize that no matter who you are or where you're from (this sentence is beginning to sound like a Westlife song), you have the power to use your life for something good. No life is insignificant, or too little. "The best way to predict your future, is to create it".
And those are my 3AM musings.
To anyone taking finals (I feel your pain), I wish you well!