It’s scary how overwhelming life can suddenly become. When things change, adjusting and moving forward can be hard and it becomes very easy to lose sight of all the good things that are peacefully continuing around you.
Unless you’re very lucky, everyone has or will experience the dreaded thought of ‘what on earth am I doing with my life?’ and right now, that’s exactly what I’m wondering.
As I’ve got older I’ve realised not everything goes to plan. I always thought I’d leave college, go to university, gain a degree, move out, find the perfect job and live happily ever after but that isn’t what happened and may never have been. I left college more confused about my future than when I joined so decided to go travelling and when I came home began a full-time job. Although I’m extremely grateful to have a job, it’s hard not to think: ‘what if’. What if I had gone to university? Would I be in a better position than I am now? Maybe, but maybe not.
Ever since I was little I wanted to be a writer. I remember when an author visited my middle school and despite being so young, I felt inspired. Obviously at around 10 years old your desired career can change quite dramatically but mine sort of stuck. Recently, I got in contact with Iveno who have kindly given me the opportunity to write articles for them. Seeing my own work published is a very weird but exciting feeling and it has given me hope and further ambition for my future.
I guess what I’m trying to say is if you begin to feel lost, stop and think about what you really want and work for it. Whether it’s a job, a relationship or life experiences. For example if you want to travel the world; save up and travel or if you want to become a famous writer; keep writing. Just don’t give up.
Ultimately, if you’re happy, thats all that matters, right?’