To say that getting to graduation seemed something that was FAR OFF is an understatement. It seriously felt like the day would never come.
In the efforts to explore and find something that I truly love to do, I changed my major a couple of times during college thus extending my time there. Oftentimes I’d look to my left and right and find that my friends and people that I had graduated high school with were graduating and moving on. It seemed like I’d never get there.
I’d beat myself up at times because I wasn’t where I wanted to be or “was supposed to be”. I realized that it was okay. It is okay. I actually don’t regret the extra time in my journey because it opened my eyes to things that I really love and some things that I really really hate and will not think of doing in a million years (seriously ya’ll I went into college thinking that I wanted to be a nurse).
This journey is not about who gets to the destination quicker, it’s about learning to go at your own pace and be okay with that. This can be applied to so many other areas in my life. It’s easy to look at something and see it as so far gone and even look at others who have it and feel some disappointment in yourself (or even jealousy). But we were meant to run our own race and just because our steps or the time it takes us to get to a destination, may be longer than others it doesn’t mean that we have failed.
“…and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith…”
Let us run our race with our eyes set on our creator, not on others around us.
Enjoy some graduation pictures ahead