After my time on this trip I have come to realize that my life after May is completely up in the air. I now have little to no idea of where I want to go or what I want to do. Since high school I have always known what I was going to do. Major in something science, do well in school and get into dental school. Although after the last two days in DC and our time in NY, that idea and dream seems to be challenged.
When talking with Brian Lamb, CEO of C-SPAN, I was so shocked that he first off, took the time out of his busy day to speak with us, but actually seemed like he was genuinely interested in our lives. After sharing some of our stories and listening to his, I am really thinking differently. Mr. Lamb told us that he spent 3 days in law school before he decided to take a chance and do something different with his life, something that would make him the man he is today.
A few things I took away from him was to do what makes me happy, not what my mom or other family members or friends want me to do. To live each day to the fullest and make the best of each and every experience, to try to look for the best in everything, but also know that there won’t always be a silver lining in everything. He said that it is ok to be confused, to question what you really want in life. Its completely normal to be in the state of confusion and questioning that I’m currently in.
Even though I have always been the type of person that needs to know where I am going and what I’m doing in my life in advance, I think I just need to listen to Brian and my heart, and just let things happen when the time is right. Even if that means that I don’t go to dental school or don’t have the best job or things like that, I just need to in the end make myself happy and do what i love and love what I do.