At six years old, I wanted to be a teacher.
In middle school, I wanted to be a psychologist.
Then I wanted to be a journalist, a pediatrician, an author, an interior designer ... the list goes on.
Since starting college, I've gone back and forth about what I want to do after I graduate in May. My plan was to work for a PR firm or do PR work for a nonprofit, but after seeing my friends graduate in December, it made me question myself. Is this really what I want to do? Do I have a passion for this? The answer was no.
I am someone who likes things to go the way I planned them. So, ideally working for a PR firm or a nonprofit was the plan I wanted to stick with. I still enjoy PR and think I would do great in this field, but my heart isn't in it. I had to really talk myself into the idea of changing my plans and being OK with that.
I was interested in speech therapy but quickly talked myself out of it because I'm not "sciencey" enough. Despite this, I felt like it kept tugging on my heart. I decided to apply for Speech and Hearing Sciences at WSU Spokane and now, I'm waiting to hear back.
Changing your plans can be scary, exciting and exhausting, but it's important to remember you only need to take it one baby step at a time.
For anyone else out there who is still figuring out who they are or what they want to do, it's OK. There is no age where you suddenly feel like you have it all figured out because well, we're human.
Whether you're 22 or 73, it's OK to change your mind or start something new.