I have quite a few friends of mine that are graduating from college this quarter. They are ready to enter the real world and I have no doubt in my mind that they will be successful and achieve many things in life. (Congrats kiddos!) Recently I went to see my advisor who I must see every quarter and he said “You can graduate this year! Better start applying for graduation!” I think that was the most enthusiastic I’ve seen him in all my time in school. Awesome, I could do that 4-year thing many people want to achieve. Then he asked me what I was planning to do after graduation, to get him off my case I said I want to do such and such BUT I don’t want to graduate right now. Now he looked at me like I was insane, which lately most people think I am. So why on earth am I not taking this opportunity to graduate after 4 years of school, with a good GPA? Because honestly, I have no clue as to what I want to do with my life, and that is my truth.
I hear a lot of stories that the school wants to push us to graduate as soon as possible, yeah well that’s lovely but does it matter? I mean I’m paying my tuition so whats the big deal, I’m putting my money, this is my investment and if I want to stay a year longer I will stay and that’s pretty much the end of that story. Everyone feels like I’m crazy mostly because they all thought that I had my life planned out, to be honest yeah I did have my life planned out. However, things rarely go according to plan and I recently realized that I’m fine with that. A lot of people feel that they will look insecure (I know this personally) if they admit that they have no idea where they want their life to go. Truth is it is scary but you know what, the longer you live in denial the more stuck you’re going to be. So there you go, I have no idea what I want to do with my life. I’m OK with that. I wouldn’t be surprised if I end up in a field that is completely different from where I am now, all I want is to be happy doing whatever it is that I may end up doing. I’m not going to rush my life anymore, I’m going to seize the day, live day by day, enjoy life while I can. What good is it if I just rush my life and end up stuck somewhere I cant get out of? With that said, I shall get back to seizing my day for today =)
Smile, seize the day!