For my daughter – the road taken

road 3With the new college semester about to start, I know you’re trying to make a decision about what career path you should take.

I’m sure you feel that whatever major you decide on, you’re not quite sure if it’s the direction you should go. If another major might give you more opportunities, or bring you more happiness.

With every path in life shrouded in fog in the distance, it’s hard to know exactly which way you should go.

But here’s the secret: you can’t make a wrong choice.

As long as you pick something that makes you happy, something that you enjoy doing, something you find fulfilling and uses your talents, then there isn’t a wrong direction to take.

Sure,the road you choose is going to be filled with challenges and obstacles. And, yes, even failures along the way. But that’s true no matter what you decide to do.

And best of all, every choice is also filled with hope and opportunities. And success. And with your talents, you’ll find plenty of success as you go along.

I know you don’t feel you are necessarily smart or talented. But you are!

Remember when used to watch Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Anytime you got a question right, whether it was the $100 question or the $100,000 question, you always shrugged it off by saying, “But that one was easy.” And remember what I always said, “They’re all easy if you know the answer.”

But what I didn’t tell you was that they weren’t all easy. In fact, most of the time I didn’t know the answer.

You’re so smart and talented. Much smarter than you give yourself credit for. And I know you don’t think it’s a big deal, but winning a National Merit Scholarship is an awesome award. They’re not just giving those things away at walmart.

I don’t tell you enough, but I am so very proud of you. Everyday.

Choose a path that you like. Stick with it and see where it takes you.

And I’ll support you every step of the way.

  4 comments for “For my daughter – the road taken

  1. Mike Hudgeons
    August 29, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Awesomely done my friend!

    • August 29, 2013 at 9:21 pm

      Thanks, Mike. I feel like she’s one of those kids that’s been on auto pilot!

  2. September 22, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Sage words. Likely ones that she’ll carry around for many years to come.

    • September 22, 2013 at 9:38 pm

      Thank you. I hope it’s something she’ll remember. I wish I could say she gets her intelligence from me . . .
      Thanks for reading. And I’ve really enjoyed your blog.

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