My passions, and plans after High School (for Dibs)
The world is awfully, awfully, big. How big? I don't know, but I intend to find out :) So... the big question (the first big question, I'm sure others will come later) what do I intend to do with my life? Well, to answer this, I will tell you a little about who I am and what is important to me.
So to start with, I am a person. To me, this means that I am in a constant state of flux, based on the world around me and on the world inside of me. I have some constants, but I am adaptable, and constantly trying to grow and to change. I have a view of who I could be, and who I intend to be, so during my lifetime (no matter how long that is) I hope to constantly work towards becoming who I feel I should be.
I feel that in life the most important thing anyone can possess is hope. I think it is more important then dreams (without aspirations you can still be content), money (I know plenty of broke happy people) or talent (actually talented people are usually the most unhappy). And I love people. I do, with all of my heart. There is nothing more important to me then all of humanity and every person as an individual.
So, where does this leave me in what I want to do? I want to give people the gift that I have been so lucky to receive. I intend to spend the majority of my time in life sharing the hope I have with anyone who cares to listen. What do I mean? Well, if you have read my bio (which I know Dibs did, he's sweet like that :) then you know I am one of Jehovah's Witnesses. We are the ones who come and knock on your door, who ask to share a scripture, who usually carry with us a copy or two of our world-famous magazines, the Watchtower and Awake.
When I go to someones door, I don't go there to tell them they are going to hell (there is no such thing as hell, so this would be a silly thing to tell people). I'm not there to force everyone to switch their religion. All I want to do is show them from the Bible what God intended. I want to answer the questions that are a mystery to so many people, why does God allow suffering? Why do people die? What is God doing? Why hasn't He fixed everything yet? Is He listening?
It is not fair that people should have to ask these questions. Why should they? There are answers in the Bible that Jehovah (that is God's name, look in the old King James, Psalms 83:18) wants people to find. I want to help them. I have the knowledge, and it would not be fair if I didn't share it. So, the answer to the question of what is next for me? Exactly, I really do not know, I have a lot of opportunities. But wherever life leads me, I know my one most important effort will be towards giving people a hope for the future.
Well, it is nice to have this, but you cannot support yourself through this. It is all voluntary, I give my time to this, but I do realize that I am going to have to make a living. So what do I want to do? Write. I love words nearly as much as I love people, and I generally find myself more at ease with words (they are much easier to understand and manipulate to feel the same as I do). I would love to be a professional writer. But I know, this is a dream, and I'm not so impractical as to assume that I will most certainly succeed as a writer.
So, Plan B. What is Plan B, you ask, on the edge of your seat in dire excitement. What is it? Um... well to be honest I don't know yet. Maybe I could be a hairdresser or a massage therapist? Maybe an Optition, or a salesperson? An artist? I could... I'll just see how things pan out. I have time, and there is a lot out there, and I'm willing to go-with-the-flow. Things will work out, they always do.