Sure life is full of surprises. And it does take you by surprise when you least expect it. Nobody knows what is going to happen next. Our current attitudes on where we are in life right now can affect on what happens to us next. Whether we have the power to change our course in our lives is beyond our control. Life happens when you least expect it.
There were times in my life where I didn't expect it to be the way it is. For example, back in my senior year of high school I didn't expect myself to be one of the last people from my graduating class to get their driver's license. I felt behind and embarrassed, especially since I was a hard working student but couldn't grasp on the ability to drive a car. It took me nearly two years to get my license. I was lucky to pass my drivers test my first try because my permit was about to expire. It's hilarious that I got my high school diploma first before I got my driver's license but hey life didn't go the way I wanted to. In fact, I was actually glad it because back then as a junior in high school I wasn't ready to drive at all. I needed to take my time and be patient. I knew I would be getting my license but it wouldn't happen immediately. In the end, I was okay with that.
Now fast forward to the present, I recently graduated from college. I thought I would have a nice job around Washington, DC working in non-profit or government and living on my own away from my hometown for the first time. Sadly, none of what I wanted in my post-grad life happen. I am still fighting to land a job in my career field while also currently pursuing a Masters in Business Administration part-time and still living back home with my parents. Meanwhile I see many other recent college graduates on social media living their lives in their new apartments and working in their dream jobs. It makes me frustrated and upset that it isn't me. I wasn't please with my life and sometimes I felt like crying.
As time pass, I eventually came to a realization that it's okay that I was still stuck in this phase in my life. As I was talking to my other friends who also recently college are all struggling and that life didn't go the way they wanted to. I had to learn to not compare my life to others, especially on social media. I can't lose myself from the person that I am from all the negative things happening in my life. I had to realize that everything happens for a reason. I believe I'm currently in a phase of my life that would help me prepare for the next phase. I'm still young and learning what I have to offer in my life. I have ideas on what I wanted to do in my life but it isn't going to happen right away. The decisions I make may or may not be the best and I can't control the outcome of them even if I want to.
Everything happens for a reason as time goes on. I believe that. I'm not getting any younger. I'm not going to spend the rest of my life feeling miserable. I have to keep on going and pursue my goals, no matter how long it takes and what life throws at my face. My life doesn't go the way I wanted to most of the time and that's okay. Don't feel discourage if you're lost or disappointed with where you're at right now. Life will come back around and make things right for you when you least expect it. And it's for the better.