Why Not Knowing is Okay
By: Dylan Tom
Every year around graduation everyone’s minds are often focused on whatever task is currently at hand. Then all of a sudden they shift towards the future and what they plan to do after graduation. For a lot of people they are still unsure. Whether it is because you have too many interests and cannot decide on what field to go into, or you really just are not sure about what you want, not knowing what you want to do is okay. It is okay because right out of college that is the best time to explore the many options that we have.
If working right away is your goal you should apply to whatever interest you the most, if you end up not liking it that is okay. You should never feel forced to stay in a job that you do not like because you fear you may never find another one. Trying different things until you find something that you feel comfortable growing with is the best way to assure yourself that the job you end up with will be the one that you can build a career from.
If you are unsure about what you want to do, you should take that time after college to find out what your interest are. Finding out what you like to do can lead to finding you the best job for you. Traveling is a good way to see different perspectives, and see that there are much more than just your immediate surroundings. Exploring new places can bring forth the inspiration you need that propels you into the area of work that is perfect for you.
We know that in some shape or form we will be working for the rest of our lives. Taking the time to explore our options and make sure the job we end up with is one that we enjoy is much better than rushing into something we may regret. Whether we end up working a job utilizing our degree or end up in a completely unrelated field everyone deserves to be where they are happy with what they are doing, and feel that the work they are producing is significant.
The pressure may feel like it is on, and it most likely truly is. Millennial’s have a lot of obstacles to face such as the slowly recovering economy and the high unemployment rate, but we should not feel rushed in making a decision that will affect the rest of our lives. We are still young even if we do not feel like it, and there is still a lot of time to figure out where you fit in. The average person will change their career seven times in their lifetime so stressing about where you start off is not necessary.
We all have dreams and a vision of where we hope our life will take us. While we may not know the exact way we will end up there, were deserve the time to figure that out and try as many different routes we need to get there.
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