Congrats! You’ve made it to your mid-20’s. You have probably made it through college and are on your own. OR if you are like a majority of the 20-26 year olds in America, you are in your parent’s basement (like me).
What did you dream about doing when you were younger? Hell! What did you dream about doing while you were in college? Is that what you are doing now? I’m very interested in your answers (you should comment on this below).
Growing up, I always thought I’d work with people. I would live in the country, on a lake, have toys, and be able to go fishing everyday after work if I wanted to. I wanted to explore the world, sky dive, eat gelato in Italy, and visit the most beautiful places on Earth. I wanted to have a business in a small town and be in-the-know. BUT, I also wanted to make money to have all the outdoor toys I could fit into a pole barn (that I don’t yet own). I wanted to help others behind the scenes. Not like a nurse-that-wipes-your-ass behind the scenes (however, they are severely important), but someone who helps others be successful – happy. I ended going to school for Marketing, Design and Communications. I wanted to be a voice. I wanted to be successful and make a difference.
Now that I am doing that. I want something else.
Does this resonate? Making it through your 20’s and finding out who the hell you are and what you’d like to do isn’t easy. At least not for everyone. That internship you took, that job you worked at for a year or two, they all affect the career path that we try to pave. Sometimes it paves itself, other times you have blood, sweat, and tear, and the rich kids paid somehow else to pave theirs. But however the path is created, is it always right?
Sometimes it seems we’ve created the type of life for ourselves that we vowed we would stay away from. We said we would live in the country, in the city, never be tied down. Boy were we wrong. I am confident though that things can still change and that you always have to time to do everything on your bucket list.
So now the burning questions are – When will you start? Where do you begin? Are you going to leave your 9a-5p for the unforeseen future before you?