The Power of Change
It is close to eight o'clock in the morning and already oppressively hot. It is Ramadan and I am roaming the streets of Tangier, Morocco. Wondering, how I ended up here.
Let's take it back to some months ago. I was back home in Kentucky. The true definition of a small town girl living in a lonely world.
It was this time last year, when I made a vow to myself I would travel abroad before I graduate. There is a broken record of reasons why life should not be interrupted in order to go travel--no money, no time, no career, along with all the lists of unknowns, but that is what I wanted; it is what I was craving...an adventure. So, now, one year later after deciding I want to travel, here I am writing this as I am sitting at the desk of my internship in Barcelona, Spain with a beautiful view of the Mediterranean Sea.
At this age, the thought of adulthood is nerve-wracking--not knowing where to begin. What steps do I take next? Whether you have graduated from college or not, we all have one thing in common: the potential to push ourselves. Einstein said it best, you cannot expect to see changes doing the same thing over and over--that is insanity.
Change will leave you with a clearer understanding of who you are and preparation for obstacles you will face later in life.
I took this summer to intern and study abroad. My life has changed for the better. I was excited, scared, and stressed all at once.
In the past two months, I have experienced and learned more about myself than I ever thought was imaginable. I have gained independence, exude more confidence, developed better critical thinking skills, and have found a greater passion for learning. Making a vow to myself last year to travel was the BEST decision I ever made.
An internship abroad is everything but boring. This path has taken me to France, Italy, Switzerland, Morocco, and Spain.
Travel abroad. Transfer to a new school. Change your career path. Move somewhere new. Change.