When I was in high school, I remember being pressured by my guidance counselor to choose a path for my college career. Already filled with the typical high school stress and a bad case of senioritis, I was consistently making up life plans in my head with the hopes of fulfilling them successfully. It’s not easy to choose your path of life at 18 years old. I was afraid that I would make a huge mistake and regret any college-based decisions that I made.
I think we all stress over the fact of knowing what we want to do in life. Sometimes, you just don’t know. Your mind can become a pit of indecisiveness that empowers you and takes over every decision you are trying to make. I believe that overthinking your decisions could make the whole process harder. Personally, I'm the most indecisive person ever. However, I find that when I have my heart set on something and I have the confidence to pursue it, I feel more secure with my decision.
Fast forward to college and I’m still stressing over what life path I want to take. I have sat down and fought my own thoughts and life plans innumerable times. There have been times where I thought that the path I am on now is the one that is completely wrong for me. Second guessing my decisions have become a daily struggle for me due to my indecisiveness. Over the course of this struggle, I have learned that it’s okay to not know what I want to do.
Life is all about trial and error. After 19 years on this planet, I have made some great decisions and I have made some terrible ones. Both the good and bad decisions have taught me how to go about things in my life and I have grown stronger and wiser due to these occurrences. The life experiences I've had thus far have shaped me into who I am.
One day, I may wake up and want to be a doctor. Medical school is far off from the path that I’m on now, but hey, it’s okay to let your mind wander. I believe we are all on the path that we're on for a reason. Although you may not know that reason, you’ll figure it out one day.
Its OK to not know what you want to do. In life, we are faced with important decisions that are sometimes difficult to make, but things can almost always be changed and altered. If your heart is set on something, go for it. Have confidence that you can be uncertain of what you want to do and still be OK. It's always better to live a life you love rather than a life you hate.