With running comes new places, faces and things. If you have your running shoes on, you’re already halfway ready to start a new journey.
When I laced up my running shoes about 5 years ago, I was on the start of the college journey. Whatever you wish to run for is your own choice. You can definitely tell your story in the comments below.
Being the first to attend college or even have the thought of going has been such a big deal to my family. We come from a background of drug addicts, alcoholics and poverty level incomes. Not a very happy picture, huh? Well, I am a firm believer in the idea that you are your own trendsetter. You decide what you walk away from and what you stick to your guns about. I was set on the idea that I was going to make a better life for myself.
When you choose a path that no one else has, you run alone. When you run alone, you learn the most about yourself and your capabilities. You are your own crutch and companion at the end of the day.
But with the apprehension of being your own guide, you learn that you are more than just a name and a body. You learn that you have the skills necessary to take care of yourself and eventually, a family. That thick skin you develop by running alone is the best thing a human can take with them on their journey. Stumbles will happen, the path may end abrupt or change, you may need new running shoes or a different course all together. Whatever the case is, the idea is that you keep going. You never know what you truly can accomplish until you run full force into the fire.
Going to college changes your life. You grow more in 4-5 years than you ever did in the years prior to. Doing it alone forces you to become an old soul of sorts. At least it did for me. I’m 23 going on 40 and I’ve always been this way. When you grow up with less, your personality becomes the “more” part.
You are your own hero. You just may not realize it yet.