DEAR SUGAR, The Rumpus Advice Column #72: The Future Has An Ancient Heart
There are times when I sometimes experience these random bouts of anxiety over the uncertain future that comes in waves, especially when I constantly re-evaluate the timeline I’ve prepared myself with regards to graduate school and working towards a career as a healthcare professional. I get so excited to hear the success of my friends gaining admission to all these great schools or landing their dream jobs and seeing them go places. I love seeing them go places because I know how capable they are of doing big things. Moving onto the next phase of their lives…
I envision the person I hope to become….and become impatient thinking, man, I wanna be that person, with the tools and capacity to really help people. Almost like I just wanna fast-forward without having to go through the hassle of figuring every thing out along the way. But talking to my advisors and reading this column really remind me that I just need to slow down and be patient. I’m going on my own timeline, doing my own thing…and I’m still so damn young. Ultimately, I’m the one who will live with the decisions I make…so I gotta do it my way.
"When I say you don’t have to explain what you’re going to do with your life I’m not suggesting you lounge around whining about how difficult it is. I’m suggesting you apply yourself with some serious motherfuck-i-tude in directions for which we have no accurate measurement. I’m talking about work. And love." - Sugar
So here’s to some serious “motherfuck-i-tude.” I’ve shared the column after the break. Just gotta keep on, keepin’ on. Everything will pay off, and I know things will fall in place by God’s grace.