Tuesday, October 30, 2012

You can't plan a life.

You just have to be there when it happens and roll with whatever punches it throws at you.

But you can plan your attitude, and create the most unbreakable one you can create.

All of my plans crumbled around me when my adviser rejected my thesis and therefore stopped me from graduating. The fairness of it all is now irrelevant. I'm here and I'll keep trying to make May work without a diploma. Sometimes all you can do is to have a specific direction in your mind of where you want to go. There are so many ways to end up at the same destination. The more specific and detailed your dream is, the smaller you are making your chance at happiness in relation to all of the possibilities there are in life. If you leave yourself with just one option, and this option breaks, then you are left with nothing.

These possibilities will always be there and there are things you can't plan for. But that's why life is exciting. That's what makes it an adventure.

The looser and more ready you are to adjust your sails, the more accepting you are of the wind's unpredictable nature, the more of these different possibilities (that all lead to the destination you desire) are easier to reach.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so sorry your thesis wasn't accepted! It's a bummer, but only a slight blip in the grand scheme of things. Good luck finishing it up on the next round! What doesn't kill you only makes you stronger!