Theologians have pondered for years about the true meaning of life. What are the means by which an individual can find happiness. Throughout the past fours years of my undergrad experience I have been fortunate enough to discover what the meaning of happiness is. A life worth living is one in which you are able to enjoy your passions, and surround yourself with the people you love. Whatever you do, do it well.
Prior to pursuing my secondary education, I had not contemplated how I would measure the levels of my own success. Throughout grade school, successes were measured in grade point averages. My peers constantly comparing college acceptances. At the moment all of my colleagues exchange discussion of employment after graduation, salaries, wages, and benefits. But what about the things that actually make you happy. Don’t get me wrong. Many of my friends refer to me as an overachiever. I, as much as anyone, appreciate hard work. Yet what makes me content is to look at my newly shaped outlook on life.
Of course none of this would have been possible without the support of my loving family. Thanks Mom and Dad! They have truly been there for me every step of the way. The company of those that you love in your life make the best things in life even sweeter. Fortunately I could not ask for a better family.
The bottom line is that I no longer measure wealth by the size of a paycheck. The true wealth in life is to be able to do what you love, and to share that with others. My career goals are to be able to work in an occupation that I am passionate about, and to allow my best efforts to afford me time to pursue my passions.
Original Photography by Brad Wynalek