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How to Answer THE Question

Hello Beauties,
I am so sorry about the irregular posting schedule!  I will try to upload at least once a week, either on a Monday, Wednesday, or Friday.  My work hours just make it so hard to go out and take pictures because when I get off work it’s usually dark or I have a bunch of errands I have to do.

This summer has only just begun and already I have realized being an adult sucks.  There are no more vacations just relaxing at home and going out with your friends.  I used to complain about summer work from school but I would rather do those than have to work, worry about paying bills, and having to cook and clean the house.

In this mess of a world, where there is always something to do, we sometimes forget to have FUN in life.  This is your LIFE!  Don’t spend it worrying all the time: stressing about finding a career, making enough to support yourself…so, what if you make just enough to get by.  You’re getting by…isn’t that an accomplishment in itself?

You have a roof over your head, friends that love you and have been with you through every obstacle you imagine, you have food in your house, and you have clothes to put on your body.

We spend so much time worrying about the future that we forget to see the present.  We forget to be grateful for what we have and we forget to enjoy the life we’re living and the process it takes to fulfill our dreams.  Because sometimes our dreams may not turn out the way we think they will.

I’m not an expert in anything.  But this is just my two sense.  In college, I am constantly being asked the QUESTION: “What are you going to do with your life?”  And honestly, the answer I want to give is “I don’t really know.”  For many parents and family members this answer is worrisome.  So, they’ll keep probing you for an answer that they’ll approve of.

It’s funny how people always tell you in high school that you’ve got time to think about what you want to do in life.  Then, when you’re a senior they’ll continue to tell you that you’ve got time.  But then just a short year later, after a year of college, you’re expected to know exactly what you’re going to spending the rest of your life doing.  So, we’re all expected to find out in one year of college in the midst of completing ridiculous gen-ed requirements, going through all the changes in the world from moving out to entering the foreign realm that is college, and maintaining good grades for my freshman year to figure out my WHOLE life.  Oh, well that sounds easy!

But when people do ask, “What do you want to do with your life?”  Don’t push them off, don’t answer rudely.  Take the question with a smile and try to give your best answer.  Come prepared to answer the question diligently by making a plan.  Just because you made a plan doesn’t mean you can’t change it, revise it, or scrap it completely later.  It’s not set in stone.  But make a plan and answer the question politely, this shows that you gave the question some thought and that you have a “plan” for the future.  So, what if the “plan” changes from year to year?  You’re still young!

I’m just putting this out there.  But I am NOT spending the best years of MY life worrying about the rest of my life because I am not going to regret what I DIDN’T do in my twenties.

If you want more posts like this one, please comment down below!  I love reading your opinions and perspectives on this!  And I just found this post very appropriate because it’s summer and those family gatherings are coming up.  And if you’re around the same age as me?  This question comes up at every family dinner, event, or visit.  So, good luck and don’t forget to have fun and handle each situation with care because at the end of the day, YOU are still in charge of your life!

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