“If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.” –Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
This quote speaks to me on many different levels. It speaks to me now most of all because as a recent college graduate, I’m still unsure of my future and what I want to do for the rest of my life. I know my calling is in writing, I can tell you that much. But where I want to go from there and specifically do is still a mystery to me.
I enjoy writing on many different platforms. I enjoyed all of my classes in school with relations to writing, such as whenever I took classes specifically to work for our school’s newspaper. But I also enjoy blogging too and getting to share my writing with the world through the web. I enjoyed the Media Ethics and Law class I took the one semester where we learned about some of the laws journalists have to be aware of when they report so as to not get in trouble with the law. I even learned how to promote content I created through social media platforms and did an internship that gave me many opportunities that I enjoyed experiencing. Everything I have done with relations to my degree I’ve enjoyed and can’t think of a specific thing in my classes that I enjoyed the most.
But I believe this quote still speaks to me. As a recent college graduate, I have no clue where I am going. I have no idea where my degree and experience will end up taking me or where I’ll end up working first once I get a job in my field. I just know what my passion is and that I want to write, even if I end up starting off somewhere I really don’t want to be.
What I believe this quote is saying is that even if you don’t know where exactly you are heading, you will get to wherever you need to be. That the road you are currently traveling is the road you need to be on in order to get to your final destination. That in time, you will be where you are meant to be even if the place you are meant to be at isn’t what you expected. This quote speaks to my belief in that everything happens for a reason. That the experiences you face are things you are meant to go through in order to go down the path you are meant to follow.
So even if you travel down a road you never expected to follow, in the end you are going down the road that will get you where you need to be.