The future is a scary place, especially for a college junior (how did I get so old?). Where will I be in two years? Did I really do the right thing picking a major I was passionate about but not a total money-maker? Why does everyone keep asking me what I want to do? What do I want to do??
These questions are stressing me out just typing them, so when I finally get some time to myself during winter break, I truly begin to freak out. I know I can't plan everything, and I know what I don't want to do--but what do I do when I have no idea where to go next?
My mom has been offering me some really great advice since I began to (in using her words) "fret" over these sort of things, saying "You don't need to know". My reaction 98% of the time is "WHAT DO YOU MEAN? I needed to know yesterday what I wanted to do with my life." But tonight I'm really trying to take them to heart, even if it is a little difficult.
It's okay not to know.
It's okay to make mistakes
It's okay to dislike a job
It's okay to change careers, majors, favorite movies and brands of mascara.
It is okay.
We just have to remember the only thing that isn't okay is staying somewhere, doing something that doesn't make you happy