I’m going to be personal with you for a bit.
I’ve been kinda sad lately. And this morning I had an epiphany. The reason for my sadness is my own stupidity.
I have been thinking quite a bit about the future. I have made a six-month plan, a one year plan, a five year plan… and let me tell you something. That has left me nothing except endless thoughts that start off with “what-ifs”. And these “what-ifs” have often lead to disappointment and discouragement.
To avoid feeling discouraged and disappointment, I try to think about this:
I’m only twenty years old. I am currently doing everything a twenty year old is supposed to be doing. I go to school full-time, work part -time, do extra-curricular activities, and have a social life.
But then, I can’t help myself from thinking: but is that REALLY what a twenty year old is “supposed” to be doing?
WHAT IF I can’t get an internship before I graduate and have no job when I get out of college?
WHAT IF I have to work in restaurants my entire life for $10 an hour?!
There you have it. I did it again.
But worry not-
I have found a solution.
Forget the six-month plan, one-year plan, and five-year plan. Live one day at a time because you never know what can happen in 24 hours or even in 60 minutes.
So here’s a note to all of you OCD college students (takes one to know one) : Chill the F$%# out, and WHAT IF you tried this with me. Have goals but don’t plan them out like a trip to the supermarket.