July 21 st , 2019, I received some news that I never once expected to come my way. As I was making breakfast and preparing for the week, I received a call from one of my friends crying saying that “Emmanuel passed away in a car accident last night.”
Somewhere along the journey, you lost your way. The very things you prayed and worked so hard for you took for granted. How can you forget so quickly what it was like to be in the trenches?
At last, it is time to discuss the meaningful experience in my life that turned me into the man I am today. Why do the toughest things life throws at us have the ability to empower us? Well, the truth is, growth can’t happen without going through various obstacles. These very obstacles are what help mold us into a better version of ourselves.
There are so many things that I feel like I could go over, but let me hit on a couple things that have really helped me in my process to applying for pt school. First and foremost, never let someone else’s journey affect the future that you are about to embark on.
D e t o u r. I want you to close your eyes and paint a visual of this word. Take a second to think about what comes to mind for you, and what is your own definition? Cambridge dictionary defines a detour as, “A way of getting to a place that is indirect and longer than the usual way, and which is taken in order to avoid a particular problem or to do something special.”
The sound of the waves crashing on the shore always bring me peace. If serenity had specific features, surely this must be one of them. This type of tranquility is both unmatched and irreplaceable. It’s been almost two years since I’ve been back in my native homeland of Barbados.
How often do we tell ourselves…. Later? Now think about how “later” eventually turns into never. I think there are so many unseen gifts in this world that are hidden behind “later.” Whether its lack of time, energy, resources, or even faith, sometimes we have the tendency to lock up our gifts in a place where they may never have the chance to shine.
How’d I get here? Doubts rising, uncertainty looming, anxiety suffocating, confidence shattering. Close your eyes, Dawn. Inhale….exhale…inhale…exhale.
Years of trying to accomplish my goals and dreams, it seemed like I would never reach them. However, I have a mentality that involves innovation, motivation, perseverance, ambition and commitment.