As I'm slowly making my way out of highschool, the subject of my future has been brought up more and more. People have started asking me seriously about what I plan to do once I graduate."Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by,And that has made all the difference." -Robert Frost
Awhile ago I was talking to a friend, and the inevitable question came up. "So, what's your plan after school?"
I have always thought that everyone on the planet has a certain purpose.
Not one person is the same, and I believe that God gives everyone different gifts and talents to aid them in fulfilling their own unique purpose.
That's why I have never liked answering the questions pressed on my by my friends and relatives, even though they mean well. I don't know what my purpose is.
I was about to answer with my usual "I don't know yet," but it didn't come. Instead, this time, I heard myself say: "French. I want to study French."
I didn't know why I said it, it just sort of came spilling out of me... and for some reason, deep down, I knew it was right.
I have been in love with languages for a long time, and decided to learn French for school. My family came to Canada from France hundreds of years ago before making it down to the States, so learning French was more of a fun way for me to learn about my ancestry. Never had I considered it as a possible career or future to pursue.
I thought about it long and hard, and as I've dug further the dots started to connect, and the fog began to clear away.
I am on this path, like the one in the well known poem by Robert Frost, getting closer and closer to where the road will fork into millions of possible futures.
I'm very confused about a lot of things and I'm still trying to make many decisions as I'm preparing for this next stage in life. I know it probably won't be as smooth a path as I hope, but I can feel God's hand directing me, and I have no doubt this is where I'm suppose to go.
That's the best part: I have not one doubt.