Rediscover What Inspires You
During this time of isolation, I am finding inspiration beyond my front porch. Spring is upon us! There is beauty to behold everywhere, reminding us we are not in a hopeless situation. Rather, we, like nature, will overcome that which appears cold and dark. Thus, during this time when you are working so very hard to keep up with your now online courses, do not become so transfixed to the computer that you do not look out your window. Take some time to go for a walk, a run, or a meditation outside. You may find something you have been trying to grasp to since you started college. Do you remember the passion you felt when you first began? What about the excitement of your newly-chosen major? You may rediscover that passion just beyond the walls of your home. Do you see the kids playing in the yard with their dog? That's why you wanted to become a veterinarian. Do you see the beautiful trees as they bud new leaves? That's why you wanted to become a forester. How about those newly planted gardens that will soon grow beautiful flowers and fresh produce? That's why you wanted to become a plant scientist. What about those horses or cattle you see munching on greens in the pasture? That's why you wanted to become an equine scientist or a livestock manager. See those squirrels and birds in your backyard playing and being silly? That's why you wanted to become a wildlife biologist. It's all there. During this quarantine, take some to to reignite the passion that may have dwindled to a small flame while you worried about projects and exams. Tell yourself once again you want a career after graduation that is going to be fulfilling and will make a difference in the world. And, remember, I am not telling you the path you are on is going to be easy. What I am telling you is that it is going to be worth it.