I’m a college student. And it’s weird.
Weird might not even be the right word. It is sincerely overwhelming. In 2016, everyone knows just about everything, or are aware of it. Same gender love is alive and well, it’s considered common knowledge to address someone by the gender he/she identify with, and cultures from all over the world are being embraced. It’s a beautiful time to be alive.
In the midst of it all, it’s almost easier to get lost. There’s hurt and pain while there’s celebration and happiness. There’s anger and forgiveness. There’s pressure to know who you are. There’s pressure to be open-minded and adventurous. There’s pressure to be on a track for your life and know what you’re going to do forever. It’s a lot to take in, a lot to decide, and even more to discover.
Everyone says you find yourself in your twenties, yet it’s also the time people want straight answers as to what you want to do with your life. With the pressure, I think it so important to remember the journey makes the destination worth it. Your journey is what builds your life with experiences and memories, it’s what makes you excited to return somewhere or inspired for your future.
It’s not that I don’t care about giving people answers, but I always try to remember it’s okay if I don’t have my future entirely planned. It’s okay if one month I want to a be Marketing Director, but maybe in the next week I’m interested in Event Planning. My experiences are shaping me and exposing me to the infinite paths I have in this life. It is so easy to stress about who I am or what my purpose is in life. Sometimes it’s harder to remember and push through that stress, but always see yourself for the little observative, learning and experiencing sponge you are.
Continue to grow little sponge, you are ever-changing and ever-learning.