Someone once told me that life is similar to YouTube. You may end up searching for a specific lifestyle, home, career or college, but you end up in a completely unrelated setting because you found out what you really loved along the way. Just like YouTube, you may search for a certain makeup tutorial and end up watching videos about cutest animal fails.
One of life's biggest questions is, "What is the purpose of life?" Some say we are made to reproduce, some say there is no purpose and some say we have not yet discovered life's purpose for us. As for me, I believe that every individual's purpose is to find what they love in order to live a happy life. With that being said, we should ever limit ourselves to one career, one lifestyle, one group of friends or one space to live forever. Change, adventure and variation are the keys to healthy, happy life.
After spending most of my college career attempting to figure out what subject I should study in order to fit my exact purpose in life, I finally understood what this person was trying to tell me about the whole Youtube thing. It is okay to enjoy and pursue multiple roles in one lifetime.
Ever since I was young, I knew I loved to read and write. I wanted to become a teacher when I grew up. When I began learning more about psychology, I wanted to go to school to become a social worker. When I started working in a daycare and also realized how awesome my niece and nephews are, I thought for sure I wanted to work with kids. Now that I am spending most of my working time writing and managing web content, I decided to study Communication, English and Media Design. I realize now that I am simply just optimistic about everything that comes my way, meaning I love taking on multiple roles.
The point is, there is no limit on the number of interests and roles we can have in our life. After all, we do only live once. It is possible to be a successful doctor and an amazing wife concurrently. Or even a successful entrepreneur and awesome mother. It's even okay to hold a teaching career during the week.
The more responsibilities a person takes on, the more fulfillment they will get out of life. Although it is important to say no when you are overloaded, there is no better feeling than stepping out of your comfort zone to have fun with friends, feeling needed when you receive a new project at work, or receive recognition for being engaged in all aspects of life.