I’m about to make a hard core Harry Potter reference real quick, so if that’s not your jam you can tap out on this paragraph. You know when Dumbledore first introduces Harry to the pensive? The magical object where you can extract your thoughts and memories and examine them outside your mind? Yeah. I want that. Just for a day to be able to step outside my own head would be glorious. I’ve been having one of those “Can’t-Stop-Pondering-my-Life’s-Purpose” kinda months … but for now I’ll just Think Out Loud.
Monday marked my first full year of post-grad life …WHAT THE WHAT?! The day passed without much hoopla, because I promised I wouldn’t get too nostalgic, but for the past month, questions have been flooding into my head and they won’t stop. Questions I don’t know the answer (yet). And it’s driving me nuts.
I honestly thought that the more experience I got living in “the real world” (whatever that means) the more I would understand what my passions and dreams were. Wrong. I’m more confused than ever…. but not in a bad way. More in a “oh, shit this is just the tip of the iceberg” kind of way.
It feels kind of like being told you have to create a painting using only 3 colors on a square canvas, only to find out you actually get to use 20 different colors to paint with and your canvas is whatever size you want it to be, oh and you don’t even have to paint…. you can fly a spaceship if you want to. Every time I think I find an answer, turns out it’s actually just 30 more questions.
Is questioning everything just a thing that 20-something’s do? I sound ridiculous, but I’m hoping that some of you are out there either nodding your heads in agreement and understanding or at least getting a kick out of my insanity.
Ok, there is this ONE thing I have learned in my year of adulting:
Good things happen when you open yourself up for opportunity.
What do I mean by this? Well, first off luck is real and any successful person who doesn’t attribute some of their success to luck is arrogant or a liar. However, if you prepare yourself for opportunity, when it strikes you’ll have the fuel to make it a fire. When I’ve been successful, it’s almost always a result of both of opportunity and preparation.
So for now, until I get all those answers I’ve been looking for I’ll stay open ready to pounce on opportunity, like this majestic corgi.
- Have you ever wanted to hit “pause” on your thoughts (just for a day)?
- Do you ever get nostalgic for big anniversaries?