It's Okay To Not Have It All Figured Out

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

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As graduation quickly approaches for many seniors such as myself, it's easy to let the stress of trying to have your entire life figured out completely take over. If there's one thing that I've learned from my own college experiences, its that you can plan all you want (and believe me, I have, a lot) but that doesn't mean that things will necessarily turn out in the way you have pictured in your head. 

And that's okay. 

The best thing about college is the freedom to choose your own path. I started out wanting to be an English major, than an Education major, and now I've decided that the best choice for me is to finish out a degree in liberal studies. Sometimes I think a degree with so much variability can be looked down upon, but I have a plan and I also understand that for what it's worth, that plan could change tomorrow. 

That's not to say that I don't have specific goals for myself, I do. But I'm taking college for what its worth and learning as much as possible while I'm here, something I also plan to do once I graduate. I'm lucky enough to have a job right now that I feel comfortable enough with that I could continue it, and be happy with it after graduation. Half the fear of graduating comes from not knowing what's next, but that's also half the fun. Being young, and married it's a little different for me. I don't have any plans to graduate and chase a job thats across the country or somewhere outside of the country altogether, but maybe you will. Maybe a chance will come up that's too good to pass up and as unprepared as you may feel for something like that now, I'm willing to bet you might surprise yourself if it ever comes up. 

Don't miss out on your last semester of college because you're too busy being stressed out about what your next step is. After 13 years of straight schooling, I know that later I'll probably look back on this time and feel good about just enjoying the ride. 

Life has the tendency to embrace you in the unexpected. So take the time to make the most of where you're comfortable now, and open up to the possibilities of an undefined future. 

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