A light that never goes out

The end is not the end, but only the beginning.

As I go through some of my files today, I purposefully look at my doctorate plan of study and see how far I have come on this journey. Today will also be my last synchronous class for this semester and I could not help but wonder, worry, and get excited about what’s to come.

It was never an all-rainbow-kind journey for me. There were and still are challenges, but as I try to keep my head above water, there are more lessons than heartbreaks, more wisdom than doubts, and more knowledge than fears. It is worth it.

I always ask myself, especially when I could not fathom why something I want is not given. Looking back through that sentence, I have learned that sometimes what we want is not always what we need. There may be plans out there we just yet to unfold, see, and embrace even if those weren’t our plans in the first place.

The end is not the end, but only the beginning. I am thrilled about what I can do with the wisdom I occurred. I am excited to share all the knowledge I have acquired. No matter how dark it may be, there is a light that never goes out.

Author: shainnehostalero

Shainne Hostalero, MDC is a social entrepreneur (owner and founder of Happy Shift PH), a communication scholar, and a writer.

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