When I was a child, I looked around the world and said things like "wow, I could never be the type of person to have a good job, amazing opportunities, or be in the Olympics."
I realize now that the world is smaller than we think. Someone I know in high school won a gold medal in the Olympics last summer and also the previous Olympics. People we know are doing the amazing. I have opportunities now that I never would have believed could be possible for me two years ago.
We are the people we never thought we could be. The world is, ultimately, small. We can do anything we set our minds to.
In that vein, I've decided to go and get whatever I want as much as I can. I no longer believe anything's too big for me to make a difference, I no longer believe in being artificially constrained. I still want to go to the Middle East for a semester, I want to go to a festival in Los Angeles just for a weekend.
The world is waiting - fill your backpack and do the unimaginable.