There are times when life takes you on its course, things around you change whether you’re ready or not. But there are also times when you consciously, conspicuously reach a crossroad in your life. When you have to choose what path to walk and which direction to go.

I feel very much that I’ve gone from the former and slipped seamlessly into the latter. These last couple of years have taught me a lot — about myself, about my abilities, about my insecurities.

If I could go back and talk to my old self, I would tell her, “Don’t listen to what other people are telling you. About how bad the job market it. About how hard it is to get internships. About the competitiveness of the industry. Just figure out what you want to do and go for it.”

That “me” was too fearful, too hesitant, too self-conscious. I’m still the same person, but I’m thankful for the work I’ve done and the people who have encouraged me to push forward.

I am at a fork in the road, with many different paths from which to choose. There’s a part of me that wants adventure, success, fulfillment. But there’s also a part of me that delights in the “tabula rasa” of it all.

Who I hope to be and what I hope to accomplish, some of that is up to me. And some of it is a discovery waiting to happen.


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