So adolescence is supposed to be that time when you mature from a child into an adult; those awkward teen years when you attempt to figure out who you are and your place in the world. We wandered around the halls of our high school looking for answers, trying to belong, and hoping that one day we would wake up feeling confident and assured in who we are. We knew that our deadline was graduation, by then we would definitely know what we were destined to do with our lives. This myth of certainty, many of us believed, only set us up for years of wondering what the hell was wrong with us and why couldn't we get this life thing figured out???
It has only been recently that I came to the conclusion that life isn't something that we can ever really "figure out". We especially aren't going to crack the code by the time we graduate high school. With constant growth, what we want our life to look like will inevitably change. It is a sad reality that we literally may never unravel the answers to this thing called life.
I, like many others, assumed that by now (at the ripe age of 26) I would have discovered myself and of course had the perfect job; In simple terms, life would be completely set. Man was I wrong about that one. I am only now beginning to be revealed to the person I authentically am. Now that I have wellness my real passions are starting to surface. I am now aware of the fact that I am still a developing human and probably always will be.
It is okay not to have everything figured out. It is okay to feel like your life is a mess. It's alright to be a stuck working at what may not be your dream job. All of this is okay because it takes tons of time and inner reflection to discover what you truly want your life to hold.
I'm learning now to be aware of what sparks my inspiration, to try new things, and to go for my passions. Getting through this "second adolescence" and creating a life you love requires tireless work. Just because we have reached a certain age does not mean we are stuck in the current situation we are in. Like they say, age is only a number, you are capable of molding your present no matter what your stage of life.
I guess the point of my rant is to remind you (as well as myself) that you by no means need to have everything figured out. You will discover new things about yourself everyday. Your interests may change, your desires may shift, and you may feel like this puzzle of life will never come together.
Do not panic. Take what you can from each moment; find peace in it. There is no specific timeline in which you need to have certain pieces of your puzzle put together. I'm beginning to look at this all as a journey, an adventure which will lead me to places I would have never thought. Keep breathing. Enjoy what you discover. You will be alright, I promise.