This video has inspired me for years and I thought it would be a nice tone to set for the new year. One of the things I love the most is that we have come so far with our knowledge about the ocean and its inhabitants that we are actually able to house the world’s largest fish: the whale shark, in captivity. I just think that is amazing. I know there are plenty of people out there who are totally against housing animals like this, but let me tell you from experience, behind the scenes the biologists and engineers that run and care for these exhibits do everything in their power to provide the best quality of life for these animals. (Not to say all aquariums are perfect, there are issues out there, but I don’t want to get into that now, we’ll save that for another post on another day)
I came across this video back in high school and when ever I was feeling down I’d put it on to remind myself why I choose the path I did. I am so happy each and every day that I stuck with it even if life is not turning out the way I thought it would, I don’t regret my choices.
I hope in the coming year you will find inspiration and that you will not find regret. Remember that even if your path leads to an unexpected destination, it is yours and you can turn that into the best place, and before you know it you’ll realize that it is where you wanted to be all along. Trust in yourself and your path. Be kind and find kindness in return. And most importantly I hope you learn something this year, because we should never stop learning and growing and becoming better versions of ourselves.
Thank you all for a wonderful year, and here’s to the next one!