It’s almost the start of the second semester to the school year, and somehow, that means that it’s already January. I am swamped with a ton of incredible things to be working on, and in the process, I have realized that I always tend to forgot just how busy January’s actually are. Nonetheless, as crazy busy as I am with life, I realized that I’m so outrageously thankful and pretty happy that I am busy doing the things I love. My dreams are coming true and life is happening. It got me thinking.
One key part of high school is discovering where passions lie, and in the process, finding that path towards your dream career. Ever since the eighth grade, it was always about finding out what you wanted to do in life. As time went on, it got more serious. Oh, and figuring out your entire life story as a teenager is no easy task! We, as teens, are constantly bombarded with so much to do and so many pressures to fufill. School. Grades. Job. Friends. Family. Relationships. Life. College. Dreams. Homework. …and did I mention? We’re still growing and definitely need internet, TV show marathons and excessive amounts of sleep.
The point I am trying to make is that it’s natural to not know what you want to do in life.
If there is a club or organization that appeals to you for whatever reason, try it out! If there is a class that you are slightly considering, go for it! Hey, if you even want to create a new routine in your life at home, good for you! I think we always interpret that teen years are for setting up the rest of your life, and of course, on some levels, that’s totally true, but we shouldn’t stress it. Taking the time to just enjoy these years and do what we want just may lead us to where we need to be.
I had dreams starting high school for life. They were mere ideas based off of TV and my hobbies. I had one main goal for before graduation, and it was actually reached. As for those dreams, they have definitely changed a lot, but the underlining ideas are still the same. Go with the flow. If plans change, stay inspired and find a way to make what really matters to you be a part of your life.
So that leads me here: you will know when you’ve figured out what you want to do in life. You will know when it’s the right fit for you.
It sounds crazy, and I get that, but I am already taking part in carrying on with the things I love and want to carry with me through a career. In the process, there are so many little moments that tell me that I am doing what I need to be doing and I am where I need to be. It’s the greatest feeling.
I was talking to a friend recently about life plans and how I feel about it. It’s scary to realize that everything is about to change and I brought up how as great for me it is, I don’t really want to move onto that part of my life. I don’t want to leave the life and all those I know behind. But that’s when they replied: “Yes, you do.” It got me thinking; they are right. As scary and weird as it is to even think about the next step of life, it actually is what want. That’s nothing to be ashamed of and once I admitted it to myself that I do want my life to take that dramatic turn, I felt free. Suddenly, I am beyond excited for the future. On top of that, I’m also nervous now, but hey, it’s all life.
So, relax. Enjoy.
You are where you need to be.