You know that time when you are about to sit for your final exams in high school and there’s this big decision you have to make on what you want to be for the rest of your life? Yeah, that time. That time when you are expected to choose between being a lawyer, or a writer, or a firefighter. And feeling that you have to do that and only that for the rest of your life.
Well, that moment is overrated. That choise you make, is overrated. And as much as you feel like you know what you want to do for the rest of your life, trust me, you don’t. And you probably won’t for a while. And that’s fine.
You see, this is how it works. When you get to college or university, you grow. Your mind expands. Your imagination broadens and so do your interests. And you find yourself in love with things you didn’t know you even liked. Like I have with photography, and blogging, and travel. Things that make me wake up at night wondering when morning will come so that I can get up and keep doing them.
Point is, don’t feel like you have to decide on what you want to spend the rest of your life doing when you are still a teenager. Dang, not even in your early twenties. Keep your mind open. Try new things. Find out what excites you. Ask yourself if you would still do it even if it was for free. You know, just because you enjoy it. Would you spend hours just to make sure that you give your best at whatever it is? Now that, that is your passion. And you shouldn’t give up on it. And if you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. It’s never too late. Be driven by your happiness. Not acceptance by society. Not easy ways out. And definitely not money. 🙂
Always be kind.