I’m 20 years old and I’m already having an early life crisis. As I get ready to start my last year of college, I keep thinking about what’s next and where I’ll be in one year. I’m the type of person who always likes to have a plan and know exactly what’s to come and the fact that I have no clue what I’ll be doing in one year is freaking scary. Every time I talk to parents or people I’m meeting for the first time, the question, “what are you going to do after college?” or something along those lines always come up. I literally want to scream and just yell “I HAVE NO CLUE!” But that would be a little extreme I think.
When I was a kid, my dream career changed all the time. I wanted to be a singer, a photographer, an architect, a wedding planner, etc. None of those really stuck, obviously, and some of them were a little unachievable aka being a singer, but they were nice dreams. Once I entered college, I thought I would always go into health care. I was always really passionate about nutrition and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, so I thought I would strive to become a registered dietitian. All four years of college I took science classes such as chemistry, biology, anatomy, physiology, physics, and more to help me get my degree in human physiology. Don’t get me wrong, I love learning about the body and the functions of the body. I think it is probably the most interesting topic ever and I think my classes are way better than other majors, but I just don’t know if that is the direction I want to continue.
Here’s a little video of me as a little kid singing the one and only LIZZIE MCGUIRE!
I’ve come to realize how much I love blogging and how much I love the freedom to create whatever and write whatever I want. I consider myself a relatively creative and artsy person and I just really enjoy having something to look at that I’ve created. I think that is something I could do for the rest of my life and be really passionate about, I just don’t know exactly what it is. Is it marketing, event planning, full-time blogging? I have no clue. Please someone give me some advice!
As for this upcoming year, I’m just going to try and enjoy it as much as possible without stressing too much about what to do next year. I’m going to obviously get my degree in human physiology, but I think I’m going to try and take a few classes in marketing. I think those classes will give me some idea of what I want to do. There’s one thing I know for sure… I want to be my own boss someday and run my own business. That is my long-term goal!
Thanks for reading about my early life crisis. I feel like this type of crisis is extremely common for people in my place, so I’m not too worried, just slightly. If you have any advice for me, please comment… would be very helpful.