Often times we see ourselves as alone in the world, we think nobody understands our issues, fears, and reservations.
Well, I’m calling bullshit.
Yes, we are all unique individuals with unique experiences but I think as a human race we all struggle and long for similar and innate things. We want to know where we’re going, what purpose we’re fulfilling, and where we fit amongst the 6 billion people of the world.
Having hit a transition period of my own, I felt alone in my struggle to determine what I wanted to do with my life. I looked around at people my age and saw engagements, marriages, and career moves taking place and I couldn’t shake this overwhelming pressure to have it all figured out. We are asked from a young age, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” If I stuck by what I said through the years, I should already be a ballerina-mermaid marine biologist and bestselling author. Then high school graduation rolls around and you are asked, to the point of nausea, “What are you going to school for?” What a loaded question. Your answer will be turned on you, yet again, when asked, “What are you planning on doing with that degree?”
News flash World: I’m a college-educated 21 year old and I still don’t have it all figured out.
Nobody has it figured out.
I can look around me and think everyone else has their life in order, but (cliche alert) I’m only on the outside looking in. The more I talked with my family and friends about my struggles with what I wanted to do with my life or what my purpose was, it became very clear that so many other people are looking for answers to the same questions.
To me, that’s a comforting thought.