The words “Life is like a sea, through which we can pass without getting our feet wet but not our eyes” are vaguely recalled from a long ago article. Then, I looked at both my own life and the lives of those around me. I discovered that it’s generally accurate. There might have been some exceptions, but I haven’t seen any yet.
Only a small number of individuals in my life are aware that I took the GRE after finishing my architecture degree programme. This indicated that I wanted to pursue my higher education abroad. With merely an ordinary score, I was able to pass the test. This meant that although I may have chosen an appropriate architecture master’s programme abroad, I would not be eligible for financial help. It was also because I didn’t have an excellent academic background for the purpose. Moreover, the fact that I lacked the necessary strong academic credentials added to it.
I sobbed a little, stumbled around for a while, and then got back up. I picked myself up and mustered the will to resume walking, but I wasn’t sure which way I should be going. I was no longer willing to continue with architecturea as my profession. For once, I considered myself to be multi-talented and was unsure of which of my skills I should pursue as a passion and likely earn a livelihood from. I was in my early twenties at the time and wanted to start making plans for my future, my career, and my life. It turns out that I was completely lost in the options maze. In actuality, I was a jack of some trades and a master of none.
The key thing is that I hadn’t yet recognised my passion for writing. Around that time, I learned of a different quotation – “You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you simply need to have faith, breathe, and let go.” I came across the phrase, “Go with the flow.” And then after some time, I read yet another to contradict this – “Only dead fish go with the flow.”
Then, I almost accidentally discovered my passion and adhered to the adage that “opportunity only knocks at your door once,” but later, there were circumstances that led me to abandon this idea as well. These occurrences made me believe, “sometimes opportunity does give a fair second chance.” These incidents have nothing to do with writing specifically.
In addition to all of these sayings and phrases, I have had many lessons in my life so far that I have both learned and unlearned. And I’m sure there will be more in that category that come and go.
All in all, “All generalisations are false, including this one” is the best one-liner that comes to mind. There would be many who would choose to disagree with that as well. 😄
In my experience, putting everything in God’s hands and having faith in the process has worked. What works for you would be wonderful to know. Why don’t you share your thoughts on this in the comments section and possibly by clicking the ❤️ button below. Additionally, I’d be happy for you to follow my profile so you can get updates on my future posts.
👷🏻♀️ Neha ✍🏼