Don't follow in my footsteps, it's been a long and crooked path. I wouldn't recommend my journey to anyone. I did it all the hard way, and have paid many times for choices I made long ago. Still, I don't regret them, they have made me who I am. My journey has, in the end, led me to the place I was meant to be, but I advise you to do it differently...
Focus on the dreams written in your heart, let no one and nothing deter them. Make good choices, think it through rather than relying solely on impulse or emotion, although they have their rightful place is the equation too. Work hard, don't give up easily, don't be afraid to try something new. Just because no one else has done it that way or taken that path doesn't mean that it isn't right for you.
What are your values? What do you want to gain, and what do you want to give back? Ask yourself not only what you want to accomplish, but also what kind of a person you want to be, and what you want to be remembered by when you leave this world.
Take your time, don't rush too fast toward to finish line, only to find that you missed amazing pit stops and encounters along the way. Learn from your mistakes, then let them go, don't carry defeat as extra baggage. Lighten your load, live in the moment; make time to laugh and love, and learn all that you can.
Don't follow in my footsteps, or the footsteps of anyone who went before you; listen to the wisdom of experience, then undertake a journey that is all your own. You are here to fulfill your own unique purpose, and to use gifts given only to you. Listen to the inner voice of your spirit and follow where it leads. Let your life be a reflection of God's love.
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