This time of year is always a weird one.
My life has played out a lot different then most do at this age. This time two years ago I had graduated from Layton High School and had no idea what I was doing next. I didn’t make the dance team I had tried out for, so my plan to go to that school died.
I eventually reached a point where I knew I wasn’t going to school this year so I went to work and did what I wanted for a time.
A year ago I was still at home, working a job I loved but partially knew that as much as I would like to make a career of it, that it wasn’t what I really wanted to do for the next 20 years of my life. I looked into school or even moving into an apartment with friends but it fell through so I stayed where I was.
Now here I am, done with my first semester of college after taking the best year and a half off. I may have discovered what I want to do with my life and I’m okay if it turns out not to be the one for me.
Taking the time off definitely came with hardships and plenty of trials but it was the probably the best thing I did for myself. I recommend to everyone, young enough, to look into taking a year off and fitting in some volunteer trips or something for themselves if the don’t know what they want to do.
Your not always going to have a life plan, dream job or even a dream school. And no matter what anyone says, that is totally okay.
It’s okay not to know.
Not to know what you want. Where you want to be 5, 10, 20 years down the road.
Don’t spend to long sitting around trying to figure it out, but it is okay to put some of those “responsibilities” aside and figure yourself out. Now I’m an indecisive child so even after a year and a half off I still had no idea what I wanted so I put myself in gear and went back to school to give that a go.
Moral of the story is focus on yourself and your desires before listening to what the world around you wants of you.
You are the most important in your universe so do what you need to do for yourself!