by: Madison Baumgartner
“What are you going to college for?”
“What do you plan to do after college?”
Most of us have been asked these questions or have at least heard them and mostly everyone struggles with the answer to these seemingly simple questions. With so many opportunities and dreams available, the options and answers to these questions are endless.
Very few, myself included, know exactly what they want to do for the rest of their lives. For me, I have always wanted to become a veterinarian. I love animals and helping them in any way I can has been a dream since I was ten years old. The rest of the world asked these questions have no clue what the correct response is. The best way is to sit down and really dig deep into who you really are.
You are your own advocate as well as your worst critic. Though we may not always have great things to say about ourselves, only we know our own passions, interests and dreams. As they say, “Reach for the moon, even if you miss, you’ll land in the stars.” Dreams are scary, but they push you to be the best person you can be. Imagine your dream as the moon. Even if failure occurs, it may lead to a new amazing opportunity that was never thought of before. I truly believe that following dreams and aspiration is the best start to answering the above questions. It is always the best way to fulfill your potential.
Fulfilling your potential can be as simple as achieving a goal or as vast as receiving your dream job. Remember, fulfilling your potential is not a dead-end road but rather step by step continuing on. We are always learning, completing goals, and always working to continue to fulfill your potential. Yes, the answers to the above questions may be difficult but remember the answer could also be continuously changing just as our potential is!
One thing to remember is to always stay true to yourself, to your goals, aspirations and dreams in life. Fulfill your life potentials and the answers will come. Be patient and remember to always shoot for the moon.