My daughter graduates from high school this year. So so hard to believe, but that's not what people don't get. She has decided to take a year off from school and volunteer. She is currently looking into a Christian organization in Thailand that works with physically and mentally disabled children. Her unltimate goal is to go into physiotherapy, making a difference.
Earlier this week she was discussing some of this with her dance teacher, who's also helping her become a certified highland dance instructor.
"Why would you want to do that? I'm sure you don't have to. I'm sure your grades are good enough for university."
I don't know my daughter's exact words, but she was a bit speechless. Yes, she has excellent grades. Yes, she can easily just go straight to university. But she wants to make a difference. She wants to help people. Life seems meaningless when it's all about me, me, me. What's hard to understand about that?
These are exciting times for my daughter as her dreams are starting to take shape... starting to look like a reality. I'm so proud of her and her determination.