One of my all-time favorite TV shows is "Friends." Some say it's overrated, but I think it's hilarious and extremely relatable. For example, my current post-grad situation feels a lot like Rachel Green during her Central Perk days. While there is a big difference between running out on your wedding and graduating college, both leave you in a gray area.
I've been in a love/hate relationship with my gray area. I hate it because it's stressful. I hate that I feel like the amount of time I spend in this gray area is directly related to how "successful" I am. I hate the fact that it seems like everyone else has it figured out.
The question "what's next?" made me cringe because I don't have a definitive answer yet.
However, the more time I spend in this gray area I've come to realize the good things. I've started to look at it as a blank canvas. It's a fresh start that I've never really had before. I have all the skills I need and now I have the chance to make whatever move I want.
We're taught to be wary of gray areas and to get out of them as soon as we can. We brag about milestones on Facebook, but we rarely brag about all the moments we spent in between the milestones. The ugly, non-Instagram worthy moments where we question everything and doubt ourselves.
I'm uncertain of so much right now, but I'm learning to look at uncertainty as something exciting and motivating instead of scary. "What's next?" doesn't scare me as much anymore. I still don't have an answer, but I know that what's next could be anything and that's exciting to me.
I'm not sure how long this gray area will last. I'm not sure how long it will take me to go from my Central Perk days to my Ralph Lauren days, but I'm going to take my time and have fun figuring it out.