Life has a way of forcing you to make decisions.
Some decisions pass through your brain and out of your lips before you realize what you're doing. Others, it's hard to even function when they're on your mind.
For the past two years Rion and I have been living in survival mode. And even though I'm graduating in a month, I've kept my head down and, I suppose out of reflex, kept pushing on. I applied to jobs that simply weren't me, but they offered a steady paycheck, and that meant we wouldn't need to "survive" anymore. Thankfully, I was woken up from the mundane life I was about to commit myself to. I realized that now, of all times, is when I need to choose to live. And so I did.
I will not let myself settle for what's safe. Safe has never been a motivation in my life decisions; embracing the unknown and trusting in God has led me to some of the most fulfilling things in my life. So why worry about safe now?
I've turned down all of my job offers to pursue a career in outdoor journalism. I'm about to work my butt off for a dream, a dream that's been mine for so long, and, honestly, I can't wait.