I think that we have all had that stage in our lives when we were trying to figure out who we are. In high school, teachers were pushing you to figure out what your major was going to be in college. In college, your professors were stressing that your major was going to set you up on the right path for the rest of your life. Then you graduated and took a step in the real world and thought, what the shit am I supposed to do now?!?!
You are trying to cope with the fact that you have no experience and are going to be taking some entry level job where you are more than likely going to be treated like shit. But that is ok, because everyone does their time right??? Then reality sets in that this isn’t what you wanted to do at all. And you aren’t even doing anything to do with your major. You spend most of your 20’s trying to figure out who you are, make it by paycheck to paycheck, and hope that life has more to offer than this.
Then you hit your 30’s and you look at yourself in the mirror one morning and think, wasn’t I supposed to have my shit together by now? You don’t feel like an adult, even if you have a few lines around your eyes telling you otherwise. You are still trying to figure out what it is that you want to be when you “grow up.” Sure, you might not be living off ramen noodles and Charlotte Russe, you can actually afford the $12 bottle of wine now. But, you know that this isn’t exactly what you pictured either. You are still living for the weekends and wondering what your purpose is in life. Where you can put all your passion and energy.
Where am I going with all of this? Well, there really isn’t a point other than to remind
myself all of you that we all feel the same way. I think I can speak for most of us when I say that we are all still a little lost. We aren’t entirely unhappy, but we know deep down that we are destined to do more. If you are a 20 something reading this and you are feeling lost in your purpose, know that you aren’t alone. If you are a 30 something reading this and feel like life is passing you by too quickly and you still haven’t figured it all out yet….know that you aren’t alone.
You guys, it is never too late to make your dream a reality. You just need to reach deep down and know what your passion is, then start curating a plan to make that dream come true.
It is never to late for your dreams. You are the only one who can make them happen. So stop sitting there wishing and pining, and start planning and doing. Do something today. Take that first step to the rest of your forever. You can do it.