Do You Like You?

"Hey Black Child,

Do you know where you’re going?

Where you’re really going?"

-Useni E. Perkins


Where are you going with your life? Have you made a plan? Do you have a vision? Are you where you thought you'd be 5 years ago? Probably not. That's okay. Life has its ups and downs. No matter how far ahead we try to plan, life seems to shift differently. God has the final say so. For instance 5 years ago, I imagined that I would be married or engaged, making big bucks, no longer in school, being free-sprited, doing missionary work. I am a single, free-spritied, full-time graduate student. Looking back at 20, I was lacking ambition, hope, and guidance. I thought life would just fall in place. I never imagined that I'd be doing hard work. I was just looking for a good time. I was looking for happiness in things that were temporary (people, liquor, marijuana, partying). I thought partying all day equated happiness. Nah. I really wasn't that happy. I was wasting money rapidly and hanging with people I would fall out with at the drop of a time. We were all broken. We weren't there to encourage eachother. We only wanted more enablers. Today I find happiness in myself and the things that I've accomplished. I find happiness in christ and fellowshipping. I am not sure of what the future holds, but I know I am cherishing this journey. Happiness is where I'm going.