Monday, December 20, 2010

The person you want to be

“You have to start living the life of the person you want to be.”-A line from a Mad Men episode years ago.

I’ve already started. Being a Peace Corps volunteer is something that I think I was always fated to be. And it’s making me into the person I always knew was waiting inside. I think I know who I want to be but sometimes it’s easy to become torn. Part of me is looking for things that I know are hidden in unseen nooks and crannies of the world. But part of me is just looking for the comfort of that which is known. I’ve already headed out into the big unknown and it’s anything but comfortable. To me the unknown isn’t a place I can go to for myself but rather for others. As a journalist I wish to journey there to find those people in places where no one bothers to look but should. I could find a job where I choose to exist only in the known and in comfort. But will I be fulfilled, will my heart beat strong with passion? Hopefully my life will take many turns as a good life should. And maybe the person I want to be is many kinds of a person. Life will always be calling me and I hope I am able to go where it takes to answer.