College. What a time to be alive, am I right? It's really a good time if I'm being honest. Sure, you go through Hell and back during finals and you live off of ramen and coffee, but the experiences are amazing nonetheless. There's nothing like knowing your campus like the back of your hand or going to your first sports related game. There's something about living in the library from Monday to Friday that really gets you in the feels. Maybe it's the fact that you know you're working towards your future or maybe it's being able to see your campus crush every now and then, I don't know. But what if you don't know what you're doing? What if you're going to school from 9 to 5 with absolutely no direction in life? Then what?
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Fret not! It's completely normal not to know what you're doing with your life at this age. It's scary, I know. You have some people with their whole lives mapped out and you can't even decide if you want grape or strawberry jelly for your toast. These are tough decisions, man. They're decisions that not only require serious thought but experience as well. How are you going to choose a major if you never try it out? So many people are set on their degree plan from freshman year that they don't allow themselves to experiment with other fields. Just because you wrote in your fifth grade diary that you were going to be a doctor doesn't mean you have to. Hell for all you know you might not even be able to stomach the sight of blood, but again it's OK. Take time to try new things and actually have an open mind about it. You might just find your passion.
We all get nervous from time to time. We're never one hundred percent positive that we're making the right decision. The best advice I can offer in relation to uncertainty is that it is better to regret something you did than something you didn't do. In the end you'll have more questions answered and if things don't pan out the way you hoped, well at least you tried. This way you also gain knowledge about what you don't like and in reality you're just that much closer to finding something you do.
It's kind of funny how life works itself out. Sometimes we just need to take a breather and let go of the reigns for a bit. It's unnerving and scary but it's necessary. You need to let things just take their course every now and then. In the mean time just enjoy the ride, because life is all about the journey. Take time to appreciate all the people you meet and value the experiences you gain. Not knowing what you're going to do with your life isn't the end of the world. It might just be the start of something great.