I’ve thought a lot about the opening post for this blog. When I began writing it, I wanted to cram as much helpful information and fun dialogue to capture, inform, and convince readers to come back. But ultimately I thought, What is the one thing I wish someone had told me when I was younger? There is a ton of advice that is helpful to get through high school, not to mention life in general; but the one piece of advice I wish I had heard was, “It doesn’t matter.”
High school can cause a lot of anxiety for teenagers, and for me it brought out the worst. With my future looming ahead, I was terrified. What if I failed a test, would I ever make it into college? What if I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to be by the time high school graduation came around? What if, once I graduated college, I STILL didn’t know what I wanted to be? The answer for all of these questions is simply: it doesn’t matter.
I still do not know exactly what I want to be, and if you ask most people, they don’t know either. My first job was not in the field I thought I would go into, and like most young professionals, the job was just the first one to say yes to me, but I was lucky because I ended up finding a career I love.
Life is about new experiences and growing. Growing up is scary, and the last thing you need is to add more pressure. Things that seem so impossible and important now will likely not someday. I am not saying decisions you make now will never impact your future, what I am saying is try not to sweat the small stuff.