When I was in middle school, the high schoolers stressed over college applications.
When I made it to high school, the older ones trembled out of exhilaration with concerns about the real world.
When I enrolled at VCU, the young professionals lamented over bills and made questionable purchases.
And now that I am 27, in the big leagues, in bed on a Sunday evening, I’m perplexed by it all. I’m trying to figure out if I mistakenly took their word for it.
If I could go back to 2000, I would ask Jordan on a date (and get rejected). I regret chickening out.
Hey, do you believe that a single flap of a butterfly’s wings could change the ocean’s current? It both frightens and inspires me to know that a moment in history – a spoken word or action taken – could change the course of another individual’s life.
Be careful of what you tell someone.
Make sure you think before you speak.
… that leads me to think that everything I’ve gone through, what I’m undergoing now, may have been the result of the nuanced, delicate flaps of people’s tongues and gestures.
I know that won’t make sense to others; too many men and women have advised me over the years. Who I am now is obviously a culmination of encouragement, discouragement, and narratives. Pair those with my personal experiences.
Well, the point is this: to try and not make sense of it. My future stays constantly uncertain. I get it. My destination is a censored bleep on a show more unpredictable than Jerry Springer. Roger that. Why bother to guess what happens next?
Regardless if it gets better or not — honestly — I don’t care. If that’s what I’m working hard for, fine, so be it.
I’m praying He sends me someone who truly understands this principle, one who loves and accepts me for me, has confidence in my insufficiencies, and believes truly that God is the end-all, be-all, in the long haul. this, my friends, is what’s been on my heart as of late.
Proposing to someone with motives to benefit yourself is not only ill-advised, but detrimental to your spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical condition.
Especially if that person says, “Yes,” off impulse.