Friday, August 26, 2011

A Dream Deferred...(more like abandoned)

What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore– And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over– like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags like a heavy load.
Or does it explode?
~ Langston Hughes

Yesterday was a bitter-sweet day. A number of my friends and classmates from High school graduated from the Ghana Law school. 
I have mentioned on this blog (I think) that growing up, I probably went through crushes on all the professions there were. 
Law was my longest-lasting crush...
So yesterday, I congratulated my friends and then sat to re-evaluate my life, a tad wistful. 
I never gave law a chance. It held my fancy the longest out of all my professional crushes and yet I never even went out for drinks with it.

You know that cute guy/girl you fancied and never dated but will always smile wistfully whenever you see them with another? 
No matter how happy you are with your partner?
I love what I'm studying now and given the chance to do it again, I probably still wont choose law. 
I'm excited to finish school and get my hands on impacting the world with all I am learning.
But for me, law will probably always remain, that cute boy/girl you see or remember and wonder,
'What if?' even if you don't want them anymore...

Do you have a 'What if'?


  1. aww so what are u studying now? u're missing out! Law is a kick-ass profession :p

  2. Girlfriend you should have a very long date with monsieur lawyer; he is totally fly :-)

    But hey as long as you're happy with what you're pursuing now, it's all good.
    As far as the what if's go, i have a long list professional wise and otherwise wink!

    I haven't given up on them, as least not yet lol...

  3. Awww! Don't be sad. Just remember that everything happens for a reason. Even though you didn't give Law a chance, thank God you love what you're studying now. That's what should matter most.

    I love the poem in the beginnning of this post. I had to interpret it, in one of my English classes a year ago. Very nice.

    I wish you all the best! :)

  4. There are definitely a lot of 'what-ifs' I have. I'll still get around to doing some of them but for others, it's just something that will always be put behind me

  5. well it's never too late for law, there are 50-something year olds in my class. so you might just have the chance to flirt later.
    my what-if is catering and/or tourism...i'm a go-getter ;) lol