This morning while I was in the shower, I was doing some deep thinking like I often do. I was thinking about all the goals that I've set for myself over my life. I thought about all the things that I've achieved in my life, and all the things that I've set out to overcome.
It's often said that anything you put your mind to, you can do. When you set your mind to something that you can make it happen. For the most part, I believe that's true. I know despite where I've come from: not having a lot growing up, not getting the best grades, along with other factors, I've achieved a great deal to overcome what others would see as big setbacks.
Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to be in Radio or TV. Despite not having the best grades in school, I was determined to make this my career. With hard work, determination, and people willing to give me a chance, I've been able to make a career of that childhood dream.
Traveling has been a goal of mine as well. Even though I might not have had a travel partner for most of it, I've been able to visit some amazing places by myself that have been on my bucket list. For instance, most recently, my trip last April to Australia. (My goal is to make it to Cape Town, South Africa soon.)
Others goals I've set of for myself have been: buying my house, getting in a good spot financially, and finding my person. All of those goals I can make happen or have, except when it comes to love. Love is the one goal that I think none of us can just set out and achieve or find. Love is something that is out of our control.
Many parts of our destiny, we have direct impact on seeing things come to pass or not. If we want to make more money, there are things we can control to make that happen. If you want to buy a house, start a business, or climb the corporate ladder, those are things that can be achieved with hard work and determination. Love is not like that.
I certainly can say "I want to find a husband by the end of 2017." However, finding a husband and finding love are two very different things. I could go out on 100 dates over the course the year. I might find someone who wants to marry me, but I won't necessarily find love. I could put myself out there, go out every night of the week, meet some amazing people, but I may not find love.
Love is a goal that most of us have, but it seems it is the one goal that we can't just make happen. It's the goal we have absolutely no control over. We can put ourselves in better situations in hopes to find it, whether it's in a physical spot or a mental spot. The point is, love seems to be something you can't just set out to find. Love has its own set of rules. Love sets out to find you.