At my high school graduation my sister gave me this book. I hadn't read this particular Seuss before. I didn't sit down to read it until right before I left for my first semester of college. And I cried. I'm not sure what kind of tears they were, happy or sad. But between her message and the message of the book, it was an emotional moment for me. I don't share a ton of personal things on social media, or any really. But the moment struck me and I wanted to share.
I've always been a ball of crazy emotions. That is just me. A lot of times I'm very dramatic and I tend to exaggerate situations. But never in all my drama or exaggerations would I have dreamed that I would ACTUALLY be doing what I said I was going to be doing, before the age I had even set for myself, and where I said I would be doing it at: The Concrete Jungle. I did not get to where I am the conventional or traditional way, which also surprised me (not to mention damaged my confidence). I don't often take moments to really think about what I've accomplished, but I should and I am very proud of myself. The journey that has led me to this point started off extremely rocky. But like the words of Dr. Seuss say:
"On and on you will hike,
And I know you'll hike far
and face up to your problems
whatever they are."
I'm nowhere near finished or settling. If you know me, then you know I don't even stop at the very top. It's not in me. The thoughts are always there, but I never really have the guts to just stop or give up. It's much easier for me to keep going.
"Your mountain is waiting.
So... Get on your way!"
Thank you Jamie :) & Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss (3.2.15)