They say that up to half of college students go in
not knowing what to do
struggling, drowning in money
while they try to choose.
better choose right
this will be what you will be doing
for the rest of your life.
This was me
I too felt indecisive
absolutely nothing felt just right for me.
Do I want to help animals?
Do I want to teach children?
Do I want to raise horses?
Own a business?
none of this was quite spot on.
It felt like all hope with my education was gone.
But in 2016
my attitude changed.
Maybe my destiny could be rearranged.
Between tutoring first graders,
throughout 366 days
I realized that I do not have to have a plan
my life doesn’t have to be completed in a certain time span.
I don’t have to do just one thing forever
I can have only one major but my major doesn’t measure
the time that I give,
the things that I do,
I can make a difference
I can break through
the mold that holds so many students down.
I can change the world starting in my hometown.
Maybe I’ll be a teacher
but that won’t be all.
I can raise money,
no matter how big or small!
Packing meals for the homeless,
sending Christmas gifts to far places,
I refuse to let my time on this earth be wasted.
I’ll make a difference,
I realize this now,
I can do more than my major will allow.
I will make a difference,
even if nobody ever knows my name.
I’ll help others,
I can make this world better one day at a time.
There’s no limit to what I can do,
2016 taught me this, and 2017 will too!
I can’t wait to see where this year will go.
2016 was great,
I’m not stopping there though.
I’ll go on until I’ve made the world a better place.
That’s how I’ve changed this year,
and it was not by mistake.