Poetry by Samantha Chery

I’m always looking to the future.

I long for the days when I am living my dreams and not just chasing them. 

It gets exhausting having to wake up early and stay up late to do things that I’m passionate about. But if everything goes right, it’s all supposed to pay off.

I have noticed that I fear what I can’t see, and this lens of uncertainty is fogging up my goals. I’m bogged down with self-doubt, running toward an ideal life that I can only hope isn’t a dead end.

But as I reflect on my life, I think about all of my previous goals of all sizes. I achieved most of what I wanted to do. A lot of things didn’t work out. 

Yet there were also my accomplishments that I didn’t plan on. Sometimes, while I’m running the grand race of greater things, I forget the blessings that I’ve stumbled upon along the way.

It can be frustrating when things don’t go my way, but it doesn’t mean that I should give up or worry about what lies ahead.

But, time keeps moving. Perhaps I just need to be patient.

There’s no comfort in the unknown.

But in time, everything will make sense. Slowly, the fog of uncertainty will clear as the present takes the place of the future. Everything will work itself out.

In time.