I'm writing this for the rest of you in your twenties who like me, has no idea what they want to do with the rest of their life. Realistically I've wanted to be a thousand different people. I mean, who does not want to be Harvey Specter in Suit, a walking talking kick-ass lawyer who makes things happen. I do. Or what girl out there has not dreamed of living the life of their favorite actress, model or songwriter. The problem with our twenties is this, we are not in the movies. Chances are your twenties will be sent broke, but its okay, at some point in his life Dwayne Johnson had seven dollars to his name and Eric Thomas lived on the streets of Detroit, now look at them. We may not be in the movies but surely, we have our own script that has not been written yet, but the problem with it is, where do we start?
Sitting here writing this makes me have a whole new respect for movie film artists, who create an entire world in their mind and throw it into a film. I'm finding it hard enough creating my own. It was Zig Ziglar who said, "we are engineered for success" and "you have greatness within you". Do I believe this to be true? Absolutely. I think all of us have some unwritten path which we've always known we would travel but life's distractions has eaten a thousand other paths which we hop on from time to time.
Take high school for example, there are some who go through high school, sometimes even middle school with a destination. You have the Sally Smarts and Gerry Genius' who are gonna be doctors and nurses like their parents. On the other side of the token, you have Johnny Jiggers who knows he wants to be an iron worker because he can not stand school, homework or professors. Then there are the unfortunate ones who have been misled through their lives who never made it past high school because the smoke pit was the most important part for them. My question has always been this, where does this leave me?
Where I come from, if you build houses, become a crab fisherman or drink bud light you're on the right path, some would say. Of course, I love where I'm from and I love all of those fishermen and carpenters and beer drinkers. In fact, I've become a carpenter myself, and I drink bud light. It was just one of those paths that was already beaten for me. It was like a bike path you could walk down without tripping in branches or getting your legs ripped by the brush. It was comfortable. But, I want to jump off this path and jump into my own. I want to feel my shoes fill with water, my legs getting ripped by the brush and trip over a few branches and bust myself open a couple of times …