Life has a way of sneaking up on you, where one day you’re moving into residence and the next you’re walking across the stage to receive your degree; a piece of paper worth $25k+ and countless hours of effort.

This is a time of transition. At 21 I’ve been lucky enough to have learned what it means to work hard, grind, & hustle. I’ve been fortunate enough to travel & be surrounded by what I can easily call some of the most genuine, kind-hearted people around. But now, it’s time to take a leap of faith into the unknown. A new city, a new job, a clean slate.

I’ve never been one to jump head first into something without a faint sense of direction. There’s always been school, a job, or some sort of structured life plan guiding me. Now, having finished my degree I find myself in limbo. My apartment is in storage & I’m spending the next month or so couch surfing and depending on the kindness of friends until I land a placement with my work.

There’s something I’ve realized within the past few weeks as emotions run high and change becomes fast paced- it’s okay not to have a plan. Everyone tells you that this is the time to be confused and take risks but that’s easier said than done. Slowly but surely I’m realizing the truth to this advice, that it’s time to slow down and take advantage of the unknown, because there are very few times in life that it will be so neatly handed to you.

Is is exciting? Absolutely. Is it a little scary? 110%.

But here we go, it’s time to jump outside of the comfort zone and see what happens.