Friday, May 18, 2012


More ruins from the citadel
I am naïve. Seriously naïve. I am daily discovering how little I know about this life. For some odd reason I thought I was somewhat cultured, somewhat knowledgeable about the world and the people in it. I thought I comprehended all the opportunities I might be able to seize in the coming years. Boy, have I been wrong. Just in the last few weeks I have realized there are so many ways to accomplish the things that I'm interested in and that my academic career could continue further than I anticipated. Now I don't want to scare my parents into thinking I will be an eternal student, but simply that I have been hearing of opportunities that intrigue me! It seems as though the further you get into your education, the more you realize there is to learn. Just a few months ago I hadn't chosen a major. Now I have, and doors are already opening up for me. But now, I'm not just interested in sociology. I'm interested in development, human rights, gender relations, class inequality, and racial minorities. I simply never knew all these things existed! College really is the place to go to find the things you're passionate about and seek out experiences that can broaden your horizons.
I have always thought men and women grew up to be doctors, lawyers, or teachers. I never imagined that they were really contracting security specialists, petroleum engineers, non-profit managers, or authors. I have some general ideas about how I might like aspects of my life to turn out and am now finding there are a myriad of ways to achieve those. Oh, and no. The picture is not some sort of metaphor for my life being upside down or in ruins or anything of the sort! Just a fun shot from the citadel :)

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