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Smile at the Unknown

I don't know about my fellow college seniors, but it seems to me that each and every day I carry around an additional weight other than just my backpack - the anxious anticipation of what the future holds beyond college.


Yes, I know that there is no sense in worrying about tomorrow, nor yesterday, for all we really have for certain is here and now. Nonetheless, that is much easier said than done.

Over the last three + years since I first began college, my idea of what I want from my future post-graduation has fluctuated time and time again. Each time I think I have found a career path that will suit me and keep me satisfied, there's always a little voice in the back of my head saying, "is this really what you want to do for the rest of your life?" That being said, I'm a college senior with graduation right around the corner (eight months away), without much of an idea as to what I want to do with my life once the security blanket of education has been stripped away - and I am constantly having to remind myself that THAT IS OKAY.

It's okay that I don't have all the answers, even when the questions pertain to my life and what is yet to come. It is so easy to lose sight of the fact that tomorrow never really is promised, and only time can tell what it holds. That being said, it is imperative to live in the moment and appreciate it before it is gone.

I have the rest of my life to figure out what I'm going to do with it, but I'm never going to be younger than I am right now. To me, my goal in life is to be happy - I don't know yet which path will take me there, but I'm on my way.




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