GET WHERE YOU’RE GOIN’
BY: NATALIE FOREVERLAND
(written for Courtney Johnson's monologue performance
in the Miss. Clemson Pageant 2016.)
YOU’VE GOT TO GET WHERE YOU’RE GOIN’ BEFORE YOU FIGURE OUT WHO YOU ARE GOIN’ WITH. You may ask, “How do I get to where I’m goin’?” I’m gonna give you 4 steps to get to your destiny. That is where you are goin’.
#1 Find a hobbie that makes you money….If ya don’t work, ya don’t eat and we women know the 4 responsibilities of a man..…Provide, Protect, be faithful… and baby take out the trash... and if you don't have a man well you get to do all 4 yourself....yes, that's the price of independence.
#2 Find a hobbie that keeps you fit. It’s gonna be hard getting where your going in life if you can barely breath after walking up two flights of steps. Take ballet, Zumba, Sports…honey whatever floats your boat…..just do it…..but lay off the Ben and Jerry’s, except once a week. Sometimes it would be better to just sit on it, cause that’s where it’s goin’.
#3 Find a hobbie that feeds your Creativity. Dance, Sing, Play an Instrument, Write, Act, or Paint. …(dreamily) Ahhh, Just like Allie painted in the notebook, on that wrap around porch that Noah built for her…
#4 Find a location that you like (a city, state) where you can do all three. Newsflash….that would be CLEMSON!
If you don’t have the energy for these 4 steps, DE-CLUTTER YOUR LIFE. Clean your dorm. Throw away the past. Organize and study for your exams. Quit looking for Mr. or Ms. Right. You gotta get to where you’re goin’ before you figure out who you’re goin’ with. For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord, to prosper you and give you hope and a future…(Jeremiah 29:11)
SO GET TO WHERE YOU’RE GOIN.