It seems like everytime I open my mouth and say “I’m never doing so-and-so again” I always end up eating those words.
In 1987, when I left Ft. Bragg, NC I said, “I’m never going back to North Carolina.” In 1994 I got accepted to graduate school in, yup, North Carolina.
In 1997, when I graduated with my MFA, I said, “I’m never going back to school again.” Well, here it is 2004 and I start my journey to get my MA in Exercise Physiology in four days.
Funny how this always seems to happen to me. I guess one lesson that could be garnered from this would be that anytime I really want to do something, I should just give it up and say I’m never going back to doing that again.
Regardless of what the future holds, I’m looking forward to entering this second career with gusto and alacrity, as well as a good bit of knowledge and passion. The prospect of joining an industry that will help me to share and, hopefully, inspire others in life to discover just what a healthy mind and body can do to bettering the quality of life is one I am truly honored and excited about.
I realize there will be hurdles and obstacles along the way, but I’m anticipating these battles with relish. To improve on my character and, in turn, give back to something that is far bigger than I am. As I stare down the tunnel of a year of pre-reqs and then four semesters of grad school I can’t help but get excited. The things I am about to learn. The goals I’m about to set and achieve and stretch. It’s a fresh start. And a healthy one. And in contemplating, it’s a field that is so much more about giving someting to others. I hope I can inspire others. I hope that I can encourage others.
The future is bright. It should be an exicitng and interesting to journey to see where it goes these next 10, 20, 30+ years.