Your 20s are kind of a weird time. You’re just starting to figure out what you want to do for the rest of your life, or, well, at least for the next couple of years. Maybe you are pursing a career that you have been dreaming of since you were 8 years old, or maybe you have no idea what in the heck you are doing, and you’re trying a whole bunch of things and seeing what sticks. Either way – that’s okay!
Oftentimes, we feel pressured by family, friends, peers, or all of the above to have everything all figured out. Living up to other people’s expectations for YOUR life is completely draining. When you attempt to live your life the way others envisioned for you, can you really be as happy and as successful as possible? Perhaps. However, if you take that extra time to figure out what you want to do or just jump right into your dream, you will wake up wanting to give it your all. Your eyes will light up when you talk about what you’re doing. Doesn’t that sound a lot better than going through the motions to accomplish someone else’s dreams for you? I think so.
After recently graduating from college and experiencing an internal struggle between what makes me happy/what I want vs. what others expect from/want for me, I felt compelled to remind you all that it is in fact okay to choose your happiness and dreams over what may be laid out for you. And one day down the road if you decide to switch paths, that is completely okay as well. Nothing is ever set in stone.
Choose your happiness and start living your dream TODAY!