There was a young twentysomething who lived in a shoe.
She had so much debt she didn’t know what to do.
She interned and hustled, without any luck.
Now she wakes up depressed, working part-time at Starbucks.
“My 20’s were not supposed to be like this,” she cried out in bed.
“I was Honors! I was tops! I was going to be a speaker on Ted!”
Lying there that night, hope was dwindling fast.
Her life of success, seemingly a dream from the past.
When all of a sudden from the window came a rattle.
Then a famp, KERPLAMP!
And then a zattle.
“Holy shiznit!” she gasped, as little did she expect
That rat-tat-tatting on the window was Mr. Jeopardy himself, Alex Trebeck!
“Yes it is I, here in your room.
I was summoned from sleep as I sensed such despair, such gloom.”
“Yes, Mr. Trebeck, help! Nothing makes sense in my life.
I thought by this age I’d be successful! Established! Heck, maybe even a wife.
But my 20’s have turned out nothing as planned.
I feel stuck. Without answers. A lost girl in this land.”
“Oh my dear, you see, they forgot to teach you this in school.
But don’t worry. We all go through it. Don’t feel like a fool.
As I always say, you need to find the right questions before you get to the answer.
Because life. Sometimes. Makes as much sense as the lyrics to “Hold me closer tiny dancer“
To be found, you must first become lost.
To make a big difference, you must pay a ridiculous cost.
Your 20’s aren’t as simple as receiving an A on a test.
You have to come up with the right questions, and then you live out the rest.
You must ask, “who do I want to be?”
It might seem a silly question, but it’s answer will affect your life most profoundly.
Because most people don’t ask. They just do. And then never get un-done.
They work. And worry. They have little fun.
But life is so fleeting like the petals on a rose.
It is so beautiful, and then poof, there it goes.
So I know things look bleak as you live in this shoe.
But I swear, very soon, you’ll know exactly what to do.
You’ll find your way through the wrong-turns and thorns.
You’ve got too much going to not grab life by the horns.
Just give yourself time. Rome, nor Google, were built in a day.
It takes hours of hard climbing and searching, but you’ll find the way.
Just don’t give up hope. That’s what overcomers do best.
No matter their failures, they rise above the rest.
Because the key is perseverance. It’s not sexy, but it’s true.
And I swear, very soon, you’ll know exactly what to do.”