It’s Never Too Late To Rediscover Who You Are, The Old You Misses You
Community

It’s Never Too Late To Rediscover Who You Are, The Old You Misses You

Self-discovery is a lifelong process and it's always okay to take time to reevaluate your interests and get back to doing what you love, unapologetically.

61
It’s Never Too Late To Rediscover Who You Are, The Old You Misses You

As a little girl, I always thought that by the time I reached my twenties I would have everything I ever hoped for. I used to spend hours dreaming about my nonexistent husband, kids, and our beautiful two-story house. I created this imaginary world that I just knew would be my destiny. Part of that came from the fact that my parents were married right after graduating college. They were able to obtain jobs within their field, and start a beautiful life together. I truly believed that my journey into young-adulthood would be a reflection of what my parents experienced when they were younger.

However, that is not the case. I'm currently 22 years old, pursuing my degree, single, and still trying to figure out how to "adult." Nothing is wrong with any of these realities. I'm currently in a period of rediscovering myself. A big part of the journey to rediscovering myself is falling back in love with the things I loved as a child. In my earlier years at the University of Kentucky, I thought I had everything planned out. I thought that I would become a teacher post-graduation, but I eventually realized that my true calling was in the creative world. So now, I'm an aspiring writer and film/tv professional. This realization came from remembering how much I love writing, TV, and movies.

When I wasn't spending time with my head in the clouds as a kid, I was writing in journals and carrying books around with me everywhere I went. Going to the library was like going to an amusement park for me as a kid. And although I was never a fan of the required summer reading I had to complete for school, I begged my parents to let me enter summer reading challenges at our public libraries and bookstores.

In high school, I wrote part of a young-adult fiction novel with my cousin, but other than the occasional journal entry here and there, I strayed away from something I really loved doing. In the back of my mind, I was always wanting to write again. I slowly started to write small pieces on topics of interest outside of required assignments for my creative writing classes. I started this to try to get back to doing something I love, writing. Last summer I had the opportunity to write stories for Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana, this provided me with the opportunity to start writing again. After leaving the position and returning to campus, I got distracted by schoolwork and other things in life. As a result, I stopped pursuing what I truly love to do.

However, after I was given the opportunity to write for The Odyssey, I realized that I have to get back to doing what I love to do. In every aspect of life. I have multiple ideas for books and screenplays I'm hoping to pursue within the next couple of months. In my journey to rediscover Rana, I remembered that I've always loved art and drawing, so I recently started getting into digital art and creating laptop stickers in a Redbubble shop. I also plan to revamp my podcast, Glowing Hope, and start releasing new episodes.

Overall, I said all of this to say, that it's never too late to start pursuing interests you're passionate about. Don't ever let anyone think that what you're interested in isn't worth going after. Using the talent God has given you to create is one of the most freeing and inspiring things anyone can do. So, if you find yourself in a creative rut, just start thinking about all the things you love and figure out how you can start creating again.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Swoon

119 People Reveal How The Pandemic Has Affected Their Love Lives, And Honestly... Relatable

"I haven't been able to get out of the 'talking phase' with anyone."

The reality is, there's no part of life the pandemic hasn't affected. Whether it's your work life, your home life, your social life, or your love life, coronavirus (COVID-19) is wreaking havoc on just about everything — not to mention people's health.

When it comes to romance, in particular, people are all handling things differently and there's no "right way" of making it through, regardless of your relationship status (single, taken, married, divorced, you name it). So, some of Swoon's creators sought out to hear from various individuals on how exactly their love lives have been affected since quarantine began.

Keep Reading... Show less

Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B just dropped the hottest summer single yet. It's called "WAP" and we're going to get into all the intoxicating lyrics.

This song empowers females and their sexuality. These women put the ridiculous music industry female beef to bed, and I mean tucked away in a coma.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

How To Write Down The Holy Grail Recipe Everyone Begs You To Make

Because everyone has a signature cocktail, cake, or pasta they bring to every potluck.

NBC

From back when I used to bring my mom's classic white chocolate chip cookies to preschool on my birthday to now stirring up my signature tequila cocktails at every friends' barbecue, I've always had a couple of standby recipes in my culinary rotation.

Keep Reading... Show less
Adulting

Meet My Cat: Cheshire, The Stray Turned House Cat Who Lives in Michigan

I never considered myself a cat person, but Chess immediately stole my heart.

Madelyn Darbonne

In 2016, a stray cat gave birth to a litter of three grey kittens on my aunt and uncle's property. I had never considered myself to be much of a cat person, but these furballs immediately stole my heart. I got to watch them grow up until they were old enough to leave their mother's side.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

How To Binge-Watch A TV Show —And Then Write A Review About It

Writing your favorite and least favorite things about a show could not be more fun.

Photo by Mollie Sivaram on Unsplash

Looking for a new show to binge? Stop scrolling through your options and listen.

Sometimes a good show doesn't come down to the genre or the actors involved, it comes down to the fact that it is simply a GOOD show. If any of these things sound appealing to you, you should definitely watch.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

11 Reasons Why Getting A Cat Is The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Mental Health

Cats may mess up your puzzles but they'll always love you unconditionally — as long as you have some catnip, that is.

Scout Guarino

Alright, everyone, it's time to stop spreading the rumor that all cats are mean, aloof, and hate everyone. Like dogs, each cat has its own personality and tendencies. Some like a lot of attention, some like less — each person has to find the right cat for them. As for me, my cats Bienfu and Reptar have seen me at my worst, but they've also helped pull me out of it. They're a constant in my life and they give me the strength to get through the day in spite of my depression, and there's even scientific evidence to support it!

Keep Reading... Show less

I've been bleaching my hair since I was in seventh grade. Yes, you read that correctly, seventh grade. That's nearly 10 years of maintaining a very light shade of blonde that too-often brings about dryness and brittle strands.

Keep Reading... Show less

Chances are if you're here, you're probably interested in writing an open letter. Yay! We're excited to have you.

Of course, not all open letters are created equal. In fact, there's a recipe to writing one for Odyssey that'll get featured on one of our many verticals. When it comes to Swoon specifically (for those new around here, that's our dating and relationships vertical), we receive dozens of open letters each month, many of which are all very similar.

Keep Reading... Show less

With a new phone comes great responsibility: Do not break it! And the best way to do that is with a case. However, picking a case can be a challenge. No need to fret, I am here to help break down some of the best cases for the new iPhone SE 2020. Honestly, I think it's going to be impossible to choose!

Keep Reading... Show less

To some who have been out of the dating world for a while, it can be hard to get back into the swing of things after being single for some time. So, I asked 26 people what they think is important to know before looking for love again, here's what they had to say.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments