We all go through periods of change during our lives. They always seem to come at certain times of our lives. When we turn 18 we can vote and smoke. When we turn 21 we can drink (Here in the US). When we graduate from high school, going to college is the next big transition in our life.
How interesting it is that I’m coming up to my next big transition, graduating from COLLEGE.
Yep, that’s right. I have one more semester and I am going to walk across that stage, and transition to the next stage of my life.
For me that basically means, you’re on your own Mackenzie!
Oof… It’s almost too much to think about.
During this time, I’ve had to think a lot about what it is that I really want. Do I want a secure job with a fairly good starting salary? Do I want to get married right away or wait? Do I want to get my first apartment and decorate it as I see fit?
I think you all know, I’m not particularly interested in all those things. At least not yet anyway.
If you have been reading my blog, I think you all know what exactly it is what I really want. To travel. To book that ticket and go. To experience more of the world after I’ve only gotten the slightest taste.
But that is the scariest part. I know that there are ways to support myself to travel (which may not be finding a 9-5 job, or putting in my deposit for my first apartment) but it feels as though every voice I hear is that that is the right thing to do.
And so, here is the transition. The ability to listen to what I really want, over the other voices of those I love and care about. I know they are just saying it because they love and care about me, but to be authentic with myself, I have to go after what it is that has been calling me for a long time.
What a coincidence that my grandfather (who is basically my spiritual hero) has been mentioning a book called ‘Transitions’ during every time we see each other.
Walking across that stage finally means, I choose the next transition in my life. And I am oh so excited for it.
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