Never grow up

By Kaitlin Trujillo
On April 27, 2017

Growing up is something I never planned on doing, but time does not seem to care about my plans. The future is rapidly approaching and I am trying to avoid it with every fiber of my being.

People keep asking me what I want to do with my life and I honestly have no idea. I know I want to see the world and I know I want to make a difference in it, but that’s where my ambitions get foggy.

I am so jealous of people that have a clear career path lined out that they’re passionate about; you know, the kind of people who knew what they wanted to be since they were young?

Even when I was a kid, I didn’t know what I wanted to be.

I thought about being a vet because I love dogs, but then we had to put our family dog down and a vet did that. I was NOT going to be that person. No way.

Then I thought about becoming a teacher, but you kind of have to like kids to do that and I do not like kids, so that job was out.

There wasn’t an opening in the Cheetah Girls and you can’t make a career out of movie trivia.

As I get older, I have come to see that I am not alone. Many of the adults I’ve talked to still don’t know what they want to do with their futures; and that’s okay.

I’m starting to like the idea of a future that’s wide open. After all, who likes a predictable story?

The future will come regardless of my plans and I am confident in the plans of the One who holds my future.

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