With my junior year in high school finally coming to an end, the question "What are you going to do with your life?" struck me, along with a feeling of fear and uncertainty. Yet I was so grateful for the wounderful lessons I had learned in Christian Science, and for the fact that I could "cast [my] burden upon the Lord" Ps. 55:22 and find the right answer.
Most of my friends were dealing with fear of the future. "What am I going to do?" "How am I going to do it?" "Is it going to provide for me?" Whenever I found myself worrying about these things, a passage in Bible came to mind: "In all thy ways acknowledge him [God], and he shall direct thy paths." Prav. 3:6. This brought to mind the simple fact that my future is in God's hands and there is nothing I have to worry about or fear. I just have to keep my thought in line with His all-encompassing love.
Whatever God wanted me to do, I knew that I would love doing it and be successful at it. I had been living in the Caribbean for a couple of years and had developed a love of the ocean and boating. I knew that I wanted to do something along that line, but I didn't have any idea what. I began looking at universities in the States, but could not find anything that was facused primarily on marine studies.