Unless you’re a super-genius or just super lucky it seems we’ve all had a moment quite similar to that of Phoebe Buffay. And I’m here to scream from the rooftops: IT’S PERFECTLY FINE TO HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU’RE DOING!
Recently I decided it was time I quit my job, and no… unfortunately not because I accidentally tripped into a pile of money or won the lottery, but because I wasn’t even remotely close to being happy. My job made me miserable. So, I decided I rather be “that broke college kid” than sacrifice my happiness for a serving job that barely paid the bills anyway. I had no idea what I was doing.
Lo and behold I was far happier the few weeks that I was unemployed and eating ramen noodles everyday than in the several months of working and having fresh home-cooked meals.
This generation truly measures their success by how early they can make a name for themselves like Kendall or Kylie Jenner. But it isn’t like that for everyone.
No matter what path you may find yourself on, you have to put your happiness first and the universe will help you and bring you what you need/deserve. But you have to help it help you. If you put out misery into the universe it has no room to help you, but if you’re already content with life then it can only bring good to you.
In the weeks following my unemployment a new job fell into my lap. I had applied to a large hand-full of jobs and didn’t even get called for an interview. But one day… it happened. I got an offer. I got an offer for a job I didn’t even apply for?!
Call me crazy, but, I swear the universe saw me loving my life as is, then rewarded me with what I needed to be able to pay the bills.
So, whether it be with a part-time job, college or even the career you already have a degree for – don’t sacrifice your mental health for it. No one set your life in stone, and we only have so many years on this planet so why not make them all count. Truly, it is your life so who cares if you have no idea what you’re doing.