I looked at my mom, shrugged my shoulders, and said, “I know that it is going to be a challenge, but if I never do hard things…I, well, I will never do hard things.”
In that moment of redundancy, I realized the truth; if I continuously choose the easy way out, I will never grow.
Let me tell you about the hard things that are ahead of me in 2017.
- I will be a student teacher at a fifth-grade public school for the first sixteen weeks of the year. I will have 30 students, and I will be coordinating with three different teachers. I will write unit plans, teach every subject, and grade papers. That is going to be hard.
- From May to August, I am a promotional media intern at Pine Cove Camp. As such, I will conduct photo shoots, write articles, and create videos. I will be on my own to find subjects for my stories, film interviews, and complete all the projects. That is going to be hard.
- After I finish the internship, I will look for a full-time job. I will determine what I want to do with my life (ha ha…I may never figure that out), find job openings, fill out applications, submit resumes, and WAIT. That is going to be hard.
- And when I find that full-time job, I will probably move away from my parents. I will leave the house where I have lived 21 years. I will take down all of my paintings, pack up my Fiestaware, buy furniture, and decorate my own place. That is going to be hard.
But despite all of the hard things that I have ahead of me, I am looking forward to 2017. I know that through these hard tasks, God will show himself faithful. I will lean on Him for strength, and I will watch as He orchestrates His perfect plan.
Thus, I will run into 2017 with reckless abandon.
I will push forward with faith.
I will do hard things.