I’m Not Where I Want To Be Right Now… And That’s Okay

I'm Not Where I Want To Be Right Now... And That's Okay

If you’ve followed me a long time, you’d know that life after graduating college has been a whirlwind. From going through that awkward post-grad depression to being ghosted for the first time, I can say that life has been pretty interesting. Despite all of this, I still feel like I’m not where I want to be right now. Oddly, I’m okay with that.

When I graduated college I thought that I would stay in New York City with my friends and get an awesome job and maybe a cute boyfriend too. Needless to say, none of that happened. I ended up moving back home to a place I didn’t want to be. Additionally, I was reluctant to start a grad school program, which ended up being such a good choice. Now that I graduated in May this year, life is still not what I imagined. I’m not where I want to be right now but that doesn’t mean that I won’t be.

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I’m constantly doing things and constantly trying to make my dreams come true. When it came to deciding what to do, I figured it out and I’m currently working on getting there. I’ve found that even though life may work perfectly, it doesn’t mean that it always will. Believe me, I thought that life would go according to plan because I had everything mapped out and ready to go. So, when things really didn’t go to plan, I had to re-evaluate everything. The same goes for when I graduated from grad school.

What I’m trying to get at in this post is that it’s okay to not have your plans work. It’s okay to lose control of your life and ride that crazy wave. Follow it, listen to it, and it will guide you to something that is much better, even if you don’t see it at that moment. I often feel like comparing myself to others and it can be rough. Some people are managers in corporate offices at my age and I have yet to had an official full-time big girl job. However, this doesn’t mean that I’m not working towards anything.

I’m doing just fine and you will too.

To assume that because I’ve never had a full-time official job is quite narrow. It also sells you short because there are so many things that you can do to gain the same kind of experience. So, sure maybe I’m not where I want to be right now. And maybe you’re not either, but I want to tell you that it is okay. I’m doing just fine and you will too.

Question of the day: Are you not where you want to be right now? Share your story in the comments!

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  1. Sometimes I feel behind just based on my own standards. I have to remember to take a step back and appreciate where I am at currently, and not worry about what others are doing. We all have our own paths and we go at our own pace. I definitely can relate to this! Great post!!!

  2. Having the patience and understanding that sometimes you will go out of the way it the best we can do, really. Life is unpredictable, we can’t get mad about it, we need to keep going and rearrange plans as we go. “And that’s okay” =)

    1. You are absolutely right! I know change for me is sometimes hard but it’s important to occasionally remind yourself that things are going to be okay.

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