Being an adult hit me like a ton of bricks after I graduated college. Up until that point I always had a vision, a plan for my life. I had my mom who expected so much of me and who was taking care of me at the time. When I received my degree I didn’t see the value in it. What does my diploma really mean and what now? What now? What am I suppose to do now? I knew what I wanted to do, I knew what my mother (who I love a lot) had hoped I’d do. She wanted me to go to an Ivy League school-I already failed at that. She wanted me to be an engineer or some prestigious career, I failed at that too. With good intentions she wanted the best for me, but it put a negative strain on me*. I knew I wanted to write. I always knew, but after college with no career opportunities, no internships, no outline...I couldn’t help but wonder what now?
Fast forward a few years later I have found my what now, at least somewhat. I am learning that life is truly what you make it. I am learning that I don’t have to live up to everyone’s expectations. I’m learning that I can constantly reinvent myself to get what I want in life.
Not Another Adulting Blog is a blog about believing in yourself. What? I know cheesy right, but stick with me. I’m not talking about simple positive thinking. I’m going to be writing about practical ways that I learned to change my mind and let go of beliefs that no longer serve me. What does that mean? Read more post and you will find out.
I’ll be sharing where I physically am now, living in the middle east, along with lessons that I have learned and still learning. My hope is that you are encouraged by my words and continue to do your best at whatever you do.
*By no means am I blaming my mother for the choices I made in my life because despite what she wanted me to do, I always did what I wanted to do, and she supported me.