Cartographers: Reflecting on MAP

Social psychology.
Program evaluations.
Social stratification.
Deviant behavior.

This week I MAPPED out my future. This week I was accepted into grad school.

So I’ve been looking over classes. Figuring out how I’m going to work full-time, manage a relationship, lose a significant amount of  weight (more on that in a future post), and succeed in school.

Y’all, I feel very, very daunted.

But I’m also very excited.

I’ve always tried to wrap my head around cartography. Because for reals, there seems to be some sort of magic to it. A way to look at the word and transcribe the landscape, to track the lines of a river or the edges of a canyon in a two dimensional way. How someone could recreate what the saw in real life onto the page is beyond my comprehension.

But what I do know about cartographers is that they manage to figure things out. To do the impossible, even when the act is beyond my understanding. So that’s what I shall do — I can do my best to anticipate what lies ahead but I need flexibility, creativity, and an agile mind.

I am the maker of my own destiny.
I chart my own path.
I am the illustrator of my own MAP.

Celebrate with us because this week we CHEER.

Linds’ VOW Mantra: “I’ve always been fascinated by maps and cartography. A map tells you where you’ve been, where you are, and where you’re going — in a sense it’s three tenses in one.” ~ Peter Greenaway

Linds’ Song of the Week: The Straight Mile by Barton Carroll

& Don’t Miss Steph’s #VOWmap post

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