The Art of Not Planning Ahead

Hey there french fries 🙂

I guess this is going to be one of those random posts today; you could call it a bit of a diary entry. I haven’t been as motivated to write recently. Not because I don’t want to, I just need to find some inspiration and I don’t want to post for the sake of posting. I want to enjoy what I write, otherwise it probably won’t be very engaging.

In a couple months, I’m going to finish with all my studies. The question now is, what do I do after it’s all done? and do I know what I want to do?

The answer is I don’t really have a set plan and I prefer it that way. I believe I’ve reached a point where I feel confident enough in myself and everything I’ve achieved since I’ve finished high school. I’m not stressed anymore about the future like I was a couple years ago.

I think there is quite a bit of pressure on students to decide what they want to do before they finish their studies. I was never sure of what I wanted to do. I felt deep down that I would eventually find my way, but then I would see others my age who had it figured out and I would doubt myself. This made me become a very anxious person and I hated it. So, I just tried to distract myself by finding different hobbies (including this blog) which gave me something to work towards.

The most important thing I have learnt over these last few years is not how to write a press release or create a PR campaign, but what kind of person I am and what makes me feel most confident. I don’t like feeling tied down to one path, I like keeping different options open. It’s important for me to have the freedom to make my own decisions without the influence of others and the confidence to go out and do things on my own. And no matter what I do, I need to have some kind of creative outlet.

I finally made the decision recently to travel on my own. It’s been on the back of my mind for some time now. I was putting it off though, telling myself I should dive into work after uni or wait for friends to go with. But if I kept putting it off, then I would probably never do it and I know that’s something I would regret.

Anyway, that’s the end of my ramble. I guess my point is you shouldn’t feel like you need to plan everything out. Sometimes it takes time to really figure yourself out and you shouldn’t try rush that. Some people know what they want right out of high school and others need to experience different things to figure it out. What matters is that you’re happy with your journey.

Adios x

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