← Back to the blog

My Future and What It Means to Me

By KAPPI
Published: March 20, 2014

By Dallas

In one of Beyonce’s newest songs, there’s a dialogue that goes something like this “What is your aspiration in life?” Beyonce says, “to be happy.” When I first heard this, I thought to myself “now that’s a dumb answer,” but the more I thought about the statement, the more I began to understand why this sentence is so powerful.

To me, that line is so powerful that it became my 2014 New Year’s Resolution. Have you ever stopped and thought about your future? From as young as 5 years old, we are asked by adults what we want to be when we grow up. At that age, children are allowed to say anything that comes to their mind. It’s when a child becomes older that they get a sense of what is attainable. If asked what you would like to have in the future, the answers would probably vary from money, diamonds, cars, mansions, etc. These are all things that we are able to put a value on. When was the last time that someone said “when I grow up I want to be happy?” Probably never.

Your future should be something that brings you happiness and joy--something that once the day is completely over and it’s time to do it all over again that you are excited about it. My future plans are simple: to be happy. So ask yourself, “what do I want for my future”?

Latest

Blog:
May is Mental Health Awareness Month-Part One

Read More

Real Talk:
Get Vaccinated

Getting routine shots from your doctor is never fun, but getting HPV is worse.

Protect yourself by getting vaccinated. The HPV Vaccine is cancer prevention. Ask your doctor about what you can do to stay safe, or call 865-215-5000 to schedule a vaccination appointment at the Health Department.