You’re gonna be just fine.
The words that I crave to hear.
Do you ever just want to know that you’re on the right track? That everything is going to be okay? That what you’re doing, the person you’re being is.. right?
Yea, me too.
I’ve mentioned this before in my posts, but there’s a lot of days that go by that I have this day dream of someone that I admire cupping my face in their hands, looking me in my watery eyes and telling me that everything is going to be okay.
You know, I think it’s funny that we are corralled into this 12-year school system to teach us various sorts of things. But we have zero guidance on the actual act of living.
Or is that what parents are for? Because not all of us are blessed with really helpful parents. I love both my mom & dad, but my dad has never told me that he’s proud of me. He’s never even pretended to be. So reassurance that I’m doing okay in life is quite a stretch for him.
Anyways, I can assure you, that if you’re reading this blog post; you’re going to be just fine.
Why? No it’s not because I’m great and I can provide you with the magic via this post to be okay. But because you’re hungry. If you saw this title and it resonated with you in some sort of way, then you’re hungry. You desire something out of life. You want to make it. And because of that, you will.
I think it’s also worth mentioning that not everyone is like you… It took me a very long time to realize & appreciate my drive. I thought everyone was as hungry as I am for life, but that’s simply just not true. Look around at the people in your life… How content are they? How comfortable are they? How.. happy are they?
It’s the very state of being unsure and uncomfortable and a little confused that will propel you into success.
I love/hate it.
I recently turned 24 and I hate it. I’m just shy of a quarter-life-crisis and I feel it. I’m old enough to have my shit together, and in a lot of ways I do. But I’m also young enough to just be starting my life and I can rely on my ignorance for just a little bit longer. It’s a weird balance and I dislike it. I’m almost half way through my 20’s and I feel like there’s so much to do. I mean, who the hell am I really? And when will I finally know? It’s all very unsettling.
But I’ve come to realize that the most amazing and beautiful dimensions of my life have come from that very feeling of being unsettled. Of being hungry for something, for more.
If I had it all together and I knew where my life was going and I felt safe and assured, you wouldn’t be reading this blog right now. It wouldn’t exist.
So if you’re quite literally struggling to figure it out… If you’re looking at your peers and thinking that they have it all together and you don’t… If you’re taking a risk and you’re not sure how it’s going to play out… GOOD, STAY THERE. Hold onto that very uncomfortable unknowingness for as long as you possibly can.
Ideally, never give it up. It’s the secret to living a very full & mindful life; always curious, always somewhat hungry yet always somewhat content.
There is no finish line. There is no point at which you won’t want to scrap everything and reinvent. & that is potentially the most beautiful part about being human.
So, you’re going to make it. You’re going to be just fine. In everything/anything that you choose to pursue, just as long as you pursue it with a curious and brave and somewhat uncomfortable state of heart.