Don’t worry, Be Happy
Don’t worry, Be Happy
If you ever felt like you didn’t know where you were going to end up in life, I am here to tell you (although I’m pretty sure you already know) that you are not alone. Once my senior year of high school hit, I instantly felt the pressures of society. So thinking back ten years ago, I was this 17 year old girl worried about passing my SAT’s, getting into the college of my choice, keeping up my gpa, and still trying to manage my social life. Of course life was in fact much simpler then, but I’ve never had a clue as to what I wanted to do with my future, and it was engrained into my head that in this “American Dream” society we live in, you have to go to college, chose a lucrative major that will “eventually” bring you success, and have a family.
So fast forward to my freshman year at Kean University, I felt that I needed to choose a major right then and there. I decided on early childhood education. Needless to say my patience for children wore off, and that was no longer my dream. Then sophomore year rolls around, I ended up changing my major to communications. Of course I had to enroll in a public speaking class and after that was finally over, I realized that I didn’t want do that either. So just like that I changed my mind with the communications degree as well. During my college years I realized that I didn’t take advantage, of the many extracurricular activities that they offered. I was just taking this whole university experience lightly, until I figured it out. Day in and day out my mother would ask me, “So what are you going to do with your life” and I had the same response every time, I have no idea. With all that being said even though I still don’t have a concrete answer as to what I want to do with my life at 27 years old I will continue to do what makes me happy. At the end of the day I am proud to say that I have graduated and I did go on receive a degree in Sociology. And of course between all the social media outlets we now have, it was hard not to compare my life to anyone else’s. I struggled with seeing people who knew exactly what they wanted to major in and knew what they wanted to concentrate in. I often wondered why I couldn’t just find my calling already.
To make a long story short, I stumbled across this website not too long ago and I’ve been moved by so many of the great stories I’ve read and I’m making a promise to myself to keep writing. I’ve realized that when I convey my thoughts through writing it helps me to be in the present moment. & Whether or not you believe you’ve got it all figured out, keep living in the present, life is short and we all know that time waits for no one. Don’t let the pressures of the world force you into something that you don’t want to do. Focus on your craft, your dreams, your goals and your aspirations. Make sure you work towards it every day! Life has so much more to offer.
*Thanks for reading, please feel free to let me know your thoughts!
-Peace and Love ❤