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It’s easy to lose track of life and to forget to live. Although my story is not unique, I am among one of many recent college graduates who aim to set their sights on getting the right college degree so that I could get the right career and then once that begins, to begin living life. I became lost for a long time and forgot what I was passionate about because I was too focused on doing the “right” thing for myself. Living in one of the most beautiful places in the world, Hawaii, I hardly took the time to enjoy any of it. Within the last three years, I probably only took a day off to go to the beach maybe twice, otherwise I was too tired “chasing the dream” that I would yearn for the opportunity to stay indoors and sleep the weekends away. Finally, I’ve graduated and am working a 9-5 job, and only now have I woken up and regretted not seeing more places and doing more things. I’m back in school for another Bachelor’s but in Computer Science, rather than a terminal degree, and I want to be able to make an impact with this degree by creating translating software for languages that are often overlooked such as many Pacific Islander languages used here in Hawaii.
This movie really struck a chord with me because Walter was stuck in his mundane world, spacing out because he wanted more in life, he wanted to do more. He had to start working very young providing for my family, and I am personally the only one in my family who was able to work hard enough to put myself through school and finish with a degree in hand. I would love to be able to explore the world in hopes to help out others who are not as fortunate as I have been.
My eyes, heart, and mind are finally open to let life in!