After submitting my post last week, I realized I have a little bit more to say on what defines us.  Before I talked about not letting our past define us.  Well, what about today?  What is happening today and tomorrow definitely plays a role in what defines each and every one of us, BUT I want to make the point that it doesn’t have to be what defines us the rest of our lives!

“I do not look upon these United States as a finished product. We are still in the making.”- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Roosevelt has a point here, while he’s clearly talking about the U.S., I feel we can put ourselves in that quote.  “I do not look upon myself as a finished product.  I am still in the making.”


We are not a finished product until the day we die.  Each day we have the choice to grow and be better people.

Especially at my age (middle twenties), we see our friends getting married, have a steady job they love, buy a house, etc. while some of us have none of that and are still trying to figure out what to do with our lives.  It’s easy to think, “I need to get my life together.  What am I doing?!”

No we don’t.  We are never a finished product.  What we do now and what we do in five years may be completely different.  If you would’ve asked me five years ago that I’d be blogging and trying to publish a book I’d think you were crazy!

I’m a big believer in everything happens for a reason.  Will I still be doing this in five years?  I don’t know, maybe.  All I know is that I will figure it out when the time comes.  I’ll find my dream job, get married to my dream girl and buy my dream house, and so will you!

Remember that your past and present doesn’t have to define your future.  Even if you don’t exactly know what your dream job is, do what you love in the meantime.  If you don’t know who your dream girl/guy is, be around the people you love.  Push towards the goals you do have and the rest will fall into place.