I can honestly say that this life has NEVER been easy for me. I have definitely had more than my slice of the pie in tragedy, struggles, and obstacles. One thing is for sure though, I will never let that define who I am. All of those things made me who I am today, but I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to be. This past week has been extra heavy. My internship is at a child placing agency and it has been rough, being a social worker is never easy, but I didn’t choose it because it was. I chose it because I want to make a difference, I like a challenge and for Matt. I chose it because not all of us are bad, and some of us have so much love to give. I would be lying if I said that this week I didn’t cry, go to target and buy things I didn’t need, and talk to my mom for hours about how I don’t know if I can do this. I did all of that. Then I came home and was on the computer and saw where Drake released a new music video for his song “God’s Plan”. I have been bumping this song since it dropped; you can catch me dancing to it in my car on the way to work, school, internship or on the way home, I get down. Drake has always been my favorite. Then I saw the music video for it, and y’all already know I was crying. Then I had a realization. He is doing what he loves all while giving back. I am doing what I love while giving back, (obviously on a much smaller scale), but I was definitely in awe. Watching that video and seeing so many types of people, the same populations social workers work with everyday and it got me so hype!!! Thinking about how he is making a difference and how I can do that too. The days aren’t long enough and the weeks go slow, but this life is what you make it. We choose what we want to get out of it. I could complain about it, or I can be about it. Even the smallest difference can make the biggest change in someone’s life. We don’t always have to share it with the world either. Do all things with love! Be humble. Stay kind! This life is so damn short we never know when our last day is, so be who you want to be and do what you love and spread love while you do it!
-This is the life of Jordan
P.S. for those of you who haven’t seen the amazing video I dropped the link below. Check it out.