November 29, 2015

Feeling Lost

Feeling lost is one of the most frequent things you will ever go through as a young adult. You are surrounded by many experiences and opportunities that you have absolutely no idea which ones o take. To be honest, that is absolutely terrifying. 

Being a 22-year-old third year university student, you are expected to 'know' where you want to go, who you want to be and just what you want to do with your life. How many times have you been asked 'what do you want to be when you grow up?' did you know the answer? Do you not know the answer? Do you still not know the answer? 

Life has drilled it into our minds that we have to 'know', are we supposed to one day wake up and think 'yes, I want to be a dentist, doctor or lawyer?' - Is it really that simple? 

I'm currently studying Journalism at university and to be honest, I don't want to go into it as a career. I don't feel any sense of failure by this, it's just made me realise that i'm a step closer in knowing what I want to do. 

Making decisions is such an vital part of growing up, but what if not make a decision was just as important? Going with the flow and seeing where live takes you, is just as a valid option as knowing exactly what you want to do with your life. 

Do I know where I’ll be in 10 years? not really, but that gives me the freedom to decide where I want to go and what I want to do before then.

Emilie Wapnick's video on Ted Talks 'What if some of us don't have one true calling' talks about people who have numerous talents, aspirations, hobbies. She calls these people 'mulipotentialites', people who have potential to be numerous things, have multiple abilities, interests or possibly have multiple careers at the same time. 

Watch below:

Go out there, try new things, make numerous mistakes, remember do something you love and work hard. 

 “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful” - Albert Schweitzer  


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