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Focus On The Present, Not The Future

College doesn't last forever, so make these years count.

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Focus On The Present, Not The Future
The Huffington Post

Nowadays there is so much pressure to know exactly what you want to do with your life, but realistically, how is anyone supposed to have any idea what they want until they explore all possible options?

There is truly no reason for any new college student to have a clue about his or her future just yet. It seems impossible, but do not fall into the circle of pressure to plan out your entire life before the majority of it even begins. College is meant to find out who you truly are and what is right for you, so it’s crucial to try new things, and then maybe narrow it down to what you actually enjoy. And if you find that you continuously discover things you do not like, you’re still one step closer to making your match in life.

Think about it, you may have the mindset that you want to be a doctor because your parents are doctors and you know you will do well in the future, but what happens when you’re in your lab science class and realize that seeing blood makes you pass out? Therefore anything with medicine is clearly not right for you, so why not try something involving little science with minimal chances of ending up on the floor.

The best thing any confused college student can do is go into school with open mind. It’s completely understandable to be scared, especially when it seems like all of your friends have their college years, summer internships, and maybe even far after that already decided, but even the most decisive people could change their mind at any moment. So take a break from trying to plan the future and just let it all play out on its own. Just remember, college is supposed to be the best four years of your life, so take advantage of that and make all of the memories you can.

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