My Leap List

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Falling Into Place

     Mandy has overcome more challenges than you should have to face at 17.  High school graduation is the newest challenge.  With the other challenges, this one seemed out of her reach.  For over a year she has been resigned to earning her GED and not graduating with everyone else.
     Last week she changed her mind and decided to take on the multiple requirements needed and finish in a semester.  I knew she was serious when she asked for help, something she hates to do.  The universe tested her resolve when the school lost her schedule for the new semester and she faced hundreds more hours of requirements.  This would have been enough to spiral her back down into the depression.  Instead she looked at me and said, "I don't care what happens, I'm graduating.  They can throw whatever they want at me, but I will do this."
     After being told that my instructor, who has been one of the biggest inspirations in my life, was disappointed in me, and a mix-up that put me on academic probation even though I had gotten straight A's, made me rethink getting my doctorate degree.  That night I realized that Mandy was right.  They could throw whatever they wanted at me, but it wouldn't stop me.  I went to school today and while I was sitting there, pieces began to fall together, and I knew with certainty what I wanted to write my dissertation on for the first time.
     Sometimes the universe tests our resolve.  If we give up, we fall just inches from the finish line.  Once we let go and trust the universe to lead us to where we need to go, everything falls into place.    

No comments:

Post a Comment