I know exactly how you're feeling.
Maybe I chose the wrong college to attend. Maybe I chose the wrong crowd to associate myself with. Maybe I chose the wrong major. Maybe I should've taken a different career path. These are constant thoughts that go through my head every day.
I didn't always feel like this. I was a completely different person during my freshman year.
I came in with the mindset that college was supposed to be the best four years of your life. I was the happiest I've ever been freshman year. I got to leave my hometown and start a new journey. I fell in love with my campus and met so many amazing people. My campus felt more like home to me than my actual home.
After my first year of college, the magic died.
My mind took a dark turn during my sophomore year and I haven't been quite the same since. I spent the entire year stressing over things that I couldn't control, putting other people's feelings before my own, ignoring the state of my mental health, and overthinking every single decision I've ever made. My grades were slipping and I began to isolate myself from the people and hobbies that I loved. I truly felt like I could never be happy again.
Now that I am a junior, I have finally come to the realization that all of these feelings are temporary.
I won't be stuck in this place forever. We are in charge of our own lives and what paths we want to take. I have great plans for the future as I'm sure we all do. It's okay not to have our lives entirely figured out yet. I'm still not entirely sure how I'm going to get where I want to be but once I do, I'll feel like myself again.
One thing I do to try to get out of my negative mindset is fill my mind with positive thoughts, even if it's just spending a couple minutes reading inspirational quotes on Pinterest every day. I keep telling myself that this will all make sense someday. Happiness is in store for all of us, we just need to find it again.