“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
When we graduate school, we’re often expected to get right into working in our fields and create a career for ourselves. We should have it all figured out, right?
OUR 20’S ARE FULL OF THE UNKNOWN
Even our 30’s are filled with the unknown for many of us. When we finish school or reach our twenties, we start to feel the weight of expectations on us. For years we worked hard to graduate or to work up to a certain point in our lives, only to realize we might no longer know where that is. We worry if we’re on the right track, if we’re doing the right thing or if we should be doing something else.
EVERYONE’S PATH IS DIFFERENT
One of the most amazing parts about life is that we are all so different. We each have different passions, hobbies, talents, and dreams. If we are each unique, it’s unrealistic for us to all travel down such similar roads. Attend university, graduate, get a stable job, create a career, get married.. and so it goes. It’s okay if you’re doing something that sets you apart from all of your friends. There’s nothing wrong with yearning for different things from life, that’s what makes us who we are.
We may have expectations put on us that pressure us, but it’s important to stay strong and follow what we truly want for ourselves. If you don’t know what that is just yet, the beauty is all in finding out. There will be expectations set on us by many throughout our lives, but the most important expectations are those we set for ourselves. Are you happy with what you’re doing? Are you doing what you truly feel you wish to do? That’s what will send you closer to where you wish to be, so don’t let the stress of expectations drag you down. You are your own person. Trust yourself!
Life never goes according to plan, but that’s the sheer beauty of it. We never know what to expect, and rather than fearing that, isn’t it time we embrace it? Life is constantly changing, and there is no way to predict what will happen. The unknown is scary, but it’s also a chance for new, exciting opportunities that would not gravitate toward you otherwise.
Have you ever felt as though you had no idea where you were headed in life? Let’s hear your stories!