You Don't Have to Have it All Figured Out
I read this meme (don’t judge me…) the other day that said something along the lines of “why do we feel like we’re need to pack a whole life’s worth of success into the first few years of our twenties”. It said “it’s like we create our own expiration date and it’s five years from now.”
This hit me.
This hit me because, in four weeks, I will be finished my undergraduate degree and am moving back home to live with my parents.
I don’t have a job or a plan, and I don’t know where I’ll be living a year from now.
Well, yes… but it’s also liberating.
I’m trying to remember that I’m still at a time in my life where it’s okay to not have everything figured out.
Honestly, nobody has it all figured out.
I’m not sure what the next few months will look like for me, but I am starting to learn who I am and what I care about.
I’m coming up with little passion projects to work on. I’m remembering that my value does not come from my profession, the number of people who like my writing, or the number on the tag of my jeans.
My value comes from my creativity, my smile, my helpful attitude, and the amount of love I give to others.
If you’re anything like me, and you’re also worried about what the future will hold… take a breath.
I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve changed my plan over the past few years.
Even in the past couple of weeks, I’ve changed my mind and decided to take some time off from grad school, to figure out what I want to do and figure out what makes my heart happy.
I guess, if you’re worried about your future right now… I feel you.
But at the end of the day, we all just want to feel heard and understood.
I get you.
And we’ve both got this.
It’s okay for plans to change, it’s okay to be uncertain, and it’s absolutely okay not to have it all figured out.
It’s okay to say no to the opportunities that don’t help you grow and yes to the things that scare you a bit, but are also super exciting. And I’ll let you in on a little secret - you’re doing just fine.
From one human bean trying her best to another,