In the midst of finding what we want to do in life, and who we want to become, we sometimes don’t see what’s blindly right in front of us. We try to force things into our lives that don’t belong there—and life will surely tell us, “I DON’T WANT THAT THERE.”
Before taking up my internship at Integrate Public Relations, I was a recent business graduate without a clue of what I wanted to do with my life—trying to find myself, and all. I would constantly live through sleepless nights asking myself, “What am I going to become? What am I doing with my life?” I would often try staying away from social situations to avoid the inevitable questions such as, “You graduated? Congratulations! What are you doing with your life, now?…”
I never quite knew how to respond to those questions, exactly—so, I would often have this look of insecurity on my face.
What I DID know, was that I was a social media addict and wanted to learn more about how it helps businesses. So, I then started to pursue a career in social media and happened to land this rockin’ internship! Every time I wake up in the morning, I look forward to going into the office because I’m learning more of what I do in my spare time; except, now I do it to help businesses make more money! I still don’t know what I’m going to do later on in life, but I do know that I like what I’m doing right now.
Point is: it’s okay to not know what you want to do with your life in 20+ years. Look at what’s right in front of you, right now. Look at what you like to do plenty of, right now. Then, go from there. Don’t force yourself to be somewhere in life, even if it’s not the exact place you desired to be. Life is about discovering yourself, making mistakes, getting back up—all in the moment. At the end of the day, we’re all in the same boat. So, don’t think you’re not decent because you’re not where you want to be. Just know that you’re right where you need to be, right now.
Written by: Carlos Villa