Alright, here’s the thing: I don’t know what the heck I am doing with my life.
There, I said it.
Does that mean that I don’t know what I WANT to be doing? Absolutely not. I know exactly what I want to be doing. The question then becomes, however, how the heck do I get there?
Because here’s the reality: You learn a lot in college. You learn a lot about yourself on a personal level, on a social level and on an academic level. You learn what works for you and what doesn’t. You learn what makes you happy, and who makes you happy.
You learn the ins and outs of the courses that you are taking. You learn the ins and outs of the industry (well, sort of) that you are trying to get into after you graduate. You learn how to calculate this and write about that.
But… what about when it comes time to actually get to the point in your life where you apply all that you have learned? When are you supposed to learn about that? I know for a fact that as a graduating college senior, I know where I want to be but don’t know how to get there. Sure, I can apply to jobs here and there. And sure, I can talk to people who do what I want to be doing.
But it feels as though we work and work and work and we get to graduation and then we just leave. Just like that. Where am I leaving to? Even if I have a job, what if it’s not the right one? Questions like this all lead me to realize that I really don’t know what I’m doing.
But here’s the thing: I will learn. I will figure out what I am doing. And after I walk the stage at graduation in a matter of days, I will be thrown into the real world where I will continue to learn on a daily basis. I will find my grindings. I just have to figure out how to get there first.