The Poetry Snapshot: Changing Perspectives

Think about your future.
Plan long-term.
Dream big.

It’s important to have a north star,
providing you a direction to follow in life.

But it’s easy to get lost in all the noise.

People talking about their accomplishments,
their goals, and their motivations.

They are not coming
from a place of malintent,
but they all make me anxious.

Mailbox Peak © Neha Allathur Photography

They make me nervous that
I am not taking the right path in life.

Stressed that there is no
‘try again’ button in the real world.

Yes, you should have a north star,
but focus on your current path.

If you never look up from your compass,
you’re bound to run into a tree.

Immerse yourself
in the path you’re taking
and in the moment you’re in.

Keep the short-term goals in focus
and pay attention to the space you’re in.

– A small reminder to myself.

nehaallathur

Student studying business and minoring in community action and social change. Passionate about expressing the unsaid thoughts and unseen emotions around us, through photography and poetry!

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