What are you doing for the rest of your life?
You’re going to go into a panic now, because you think about it often but you don’t know. You really don’t have a clue. And neither do I.
But I know there’s something bigger than my current 9 to 5 steady job. Something I’m passionate about. Something that I’ll love to spend most of my active awake time doing.
It’s out there.
I’m just not sure what it is.
I’m taking suggestions though. I even took an aptitude test today. One of the suggestions was “Insurance Adjuster/Claims Examiner”. Which I found incredibly depressing, because a year ago, I vowed I would never work
a soul-sucking cubicle farm job at an insurance company. And now I work at an insurance company. Don’t even talk to me about ironic.
And so, life decided to throw me a sucker-punch to the face today. Whatever!
If you’re a recent grad/un or underemployed like me, you absolutely hate running into people you haven’t seen in a while–ESPECIALLY distant relatives. The first question they ask when meeting you is always “What do you do?”
Well, Aunt Beatrice, I work in an office and they pay me a salary! Yes, I think I’m doing quite well for myself.
“Oh dear. We always thought you’d go to Medical School and make something of yourself. Are you challenging yourself?”
Oh yes–every day! I’m challenged from the moment I’m dragging my ass out of bed in the morning and getting dressed to not acting like a total bitch at work.
The question is so daunting. Who the hell knows what they’re doing for the rest of their lives? I’ll tell you what I’m doing. I plan on eating, breathing, and sleeping. If I can do those three things for the rest of my life, I’ll be OK.
If you don’t have things figured out–that’s OK. You’ll be fine. If you’re working a boring 9 to 5 job, you can fill your life with meaningful hobbies and volunteer somewhere. Maybe even learn a new language. Don’t give up hope.
Don’t spend the rest of your life stressing about what you’re going to do for the rest of your life.