What do I Want

As my undergraduate career comes to a close

in less than three weeks from today,

I’m finding that the amount of people that

are asking me what my plans are for

after I graduate is increasing substantially.

But the truth is that I really don’t have an answer

to satisfy their curious minds because

I truly don’t know what I am going to do.

Believe me: it’s more frustrating than you know.

I would love to have just one simple answer

to give upon request, but the thing is

that is so much harder to achieve than I thought.

There are so many options at my fingertips

that it is hard to pick just one to follow.

I tried on one, and decided I didn’t like it

and now I feel stuck once again.

As the world I know around me rushes to a close,

I find myself lost in the whirlwind with no direction

and it fills me with an anxiety I can’t describe.

People confront me and I don’t know what I want.

Well, I do.

It’s just not…

I don’t know: A possibility? Viable? Realistic?

It adds to my frustration even more.

I know when people ask me what’s next for me

they want information about my upcoming career,

but I guess the truth is that

that’s not what is important to me.

I have other matters of the heart and soul

to take care of first and until those are met

I can’t focus on anything else.

But my time is running out

and so is the money in my bank account.

I know I need to make a decision.

The pressure is on, but will I be a diamond?

Or will I just crumble?

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The Most Important Thing You Can Know About Someone

One of the most basic,

yet important,

things you can ever know about someone

is their name.

How else can you know who someone is

if you don’t even know their name?

All other information you learn about them

gets associated back to that name.

It is the beginning of understanding them.

It’s the beginning of their story.

It is the first thing they were probably given.

A name is received shortly after birth.

It’s the first thing they probably told you about themselves

because it’s important to who they are

and they decided it was important

for you to know who they are too.

You should cherish being in the know.

Not everyone gets to know their name,

but you do.

So show a person that you value them

and can spell their name right.

Respect their name if they give it to you.

They didn’t have to.

Show them the respect they deserve.

If they tell you their name,

learn it and don’t forget it.

It probably won’t be changing anytime soon.

It’s literally the least you could do.

It’s one thing to mess up a name,

but entirely different to not know it altogether.

Names are important.

If that person is important to you,

knowing their name should be too.