What Lies Ahead

The next chapter of my life begins in T-minus 16 days (college, moving, blah, blah, blah — if you have started following me recently, you can catch up by clicking here). 16 DAYS — that is CRAZY. I have waited what feels like forever for this. There is something so sweet about the place I am in right now — my whole future ahead of me, endless opportunities and a whole bunch of people who love and support me through every twist and turn. I am so blessed.

As I get closer and closer to packing up and heading out, more and more people have been asking me what I’m up to next and, after I tell them all about it, they usually say something like”Wow! That is so amazing — I wish that I had my life all figured out like that when I was your age.” or “That is so awesome — I wish that I knew what was next for me”. I usually reply with some sort of mild answer or a lame joke (those of you who know me understand — all of my jokes are hilarious, but no one ever laughs and I’m not sure why) but on the inside I am thinking “HAHAHA! You think I have it all together?? That is hilarious — I don’t even know what I’m having for lunch today, let alone what my future holds!”. I don’t say this out loud, of course, because it would make other people feel awkward and uncomfortable… but it’s the truth.

I do not have it all figured out. Not even a little bit.

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Originally published at mmessick.com on August 6, 2016.

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