Gosh, this summer has gone by so fast! I can’t believe in a week I will be moving into my Sophmore year dorm, with my lovely roommate. I apologize for the lack of posts this month, but I have been busy catching up with all of my goals and trying to get as much done in my hometown before I jet off to school. That brings us to today’s story. If you know me personally, you know I have struggled with driving. I get very nervous behind the wheel and those nerves have caused me to hold off driving for years. However, there was something about this summer that made me want to change things for the better. A lot of aspects of my life have been pushed to the side because of my anxiety. I am proud to say that with a week of my summer left, I have accomplished not one but three of my lifetime goals and new year’s resolutions all in one summer; Learning to swim, obtaining my driver’s license, and working my first job. The road to getting all of these things certainly wasn’t easy, and often times I wanted to give up and wait another year. Accomplishing these things this summer taught me an importance lesson in life, “It’s never too late”. Sure, it’s preferable to accomplish things when you are in your prime and so you can master them for longer, but I believe that you are never too old to try something or in my case, face something. Your success is not measured by the opinions of others but in your opinion of yourself. If you believe you can do something, then you are already halfway there. Most mornings I would have to wake up before my swim lessons and tell myself “I can do this” just to get me through the day. So if anyone is reading this and is afraid to take the next step with whatever they are struggling with, or is apprehensive in trying something for the first time…please take my advice and MAKE THE LEAP. You are going to thank yourself when you pop that bottle of apple cider on New Year’s and think about all that you went through to get to where you are at that moment.
I hope you guys enjoyed my personal testimony, and more importantly I hope you will hear my story and get any needed advice from it. I hope you guys have a blessed weekend and I will see you all soon!
Love you guys to the moon and back,