Embracing the unknown
From the time I have spent attending Cameron University, where each student sighs in unison of having to go to their next class, I always hear at least one person say that they do not know what to do in their life. While we are all going to college to study in some particular area, it is sometimes baffling, and understandable, to hear that we still do not know what to really do.
As humans, we all want to be in control of our situation. Personally, if I were able to plan out every day of my life so that I could know what would happen, I would do it in a heartbeat. Unfortunately, something in life happens and before I know it, I’m back facing the unknown. It took me the longest time to realize that it is OK to not know the future. In fact, it is even better that way. None of us are expected to know what we want to do in life from day one. It takes time to discover who you are and what your passions are.
There was a point in my life when I had no idea what to even do with my future. Instead of sitting there feeling sorry for myself, however, I decided to take a step and make something of myself. By taking that first step and making a phone call, I unknowingly spoke with Dennis Wade, the president and publisher of The Lawton Constitution, and asked what I might do, if anything, for him and his company. Looking back, I was not completely qualified for the job, nor did I have the experience. I, however, wanted something better for myself and took that step to get it. With that step, I was able to discover even more interests and consequently changed my major because of it. Now I am majoring in graphic design.
We are all running different marathons. You are not here to run someone else’s race. You are here to find your path and find the one that you would enjoy running. Instead of forcing yourself to figure out what to do, try looking for interests that bring you joy so that you can stem from that. By working with what I do know about myself and doing what I enjoy the most, I have the full confidence of embracing the unknown.
Madeline Muse is an advertising assistant for The Lawton Constitution.