How did I get here?

I've been marinating over this the last few weeks as my reprieve from teaching is coming to an end soon. In only a few days, I'll be heading back into the classroom; back to my "day job," which means that the hours I've spent pouring over reference books, watching tutorials, and scrolling through artist TikTok videos will become few and far between, giving way to conference calls, papers needing to be graded, and one-on-one tutoring sessions over Zoom.

However, the impending loss of that down time has made me more reflective on how invaluable that time has been; how much it has changed in my life.

And, again, I am struck with the thought that this is not where I thought I would end up. I say "again" because this seems to be the continual trend of my life. I always think I know where I'm heading and then...God opens up another path. He stops me in my tracks and points to a clearing in the road that I would have never noticed had I not looked up.

The more I learn and reflect, the more I remember all of the dreams I had for myself, the biggest being to contribute something to this world. I'm aware that, like everyone, I've done my small part, but...there's something...coming. Just around the corner.

Have you ever had that feeling? The feeling that you're on the verge of finding that...something you never even realized you needed?

I look at everything that has happened over the last 6 months (heck the last 10 months) and I can't help but think, "Where is this all going? How did I get here?"

What could this all mean?

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