Earlier this month, my brother TREE and I decided to do some spontaneous sibling bonding. We grabbed our cameras and headed to my car and just started driving. Our aunt mentioned to us over the holidays that if we ever had some free time, we should check out the lighthouse in Palos Verdes. So, we plugged it into Google Maps and off we went.
In our family, there seems to be at least one "lighthouse" in each home, whether that's a nightlight or a decorative wall piece. I never really thought much of it until TREE and I tried to find this lighthouse. When we got there, per Google's directions, we parked and noticed that there was a trail that led up to our destination.
While we were walking the trail, he was telling me how he was starting to realize how there seems to be more and more challenges as we grow up. We have to start "acting like adults, paying bills, making sure we think our decisions through, investing our money and time into things that will help us in the long run." People in their young adulthood can easily turn into a ball of stress with trying to meet school deadlines, getting good jobs to ensure bright futures, and making their parents proud. It's a difficult life stage because most of us don't really know what we want, but we know what we like. Often times, a lot of us feel lost and are just trying to make our way to shore. We're trying to find a lighthouse to guide the way.
Lighthouses bring us hope. They provide light in the darkness. Each of us have to battle the waves and times of loneliness, but know that there is a light waiting for you. It might take some time to find it, but it's there. You'll realize it soon enough.
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