Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Fear of the unknown

I have no plan for the future. And that concerns me.

I'm currently in my second year of university, and it's come to that point, when we're closer to the end of our course than the beginning, and suddenly everyone seems to know what they want to do after uni. The few of us who don't are now panicking a little.

My main issue is not having one thing in particular that really interests me over everything else. I have varied interests and none of them seem to converge. This leads to me thinking I'm never going to have a 'proper' career as such and that I might end up changing jobs every couple of years, going from one field to another. The lack of security involved in this worries me. But at the end of the day, what security do any of us really have for the future? Things in this world are constantly changing.

And I think as much as this instability scares us, we should see it as a challenge. Fight the fear and do what you can to enjoy the experience as it plays out. Thinking in the long term is always a bit scary, because there's no knowing what will happen. We are all encompassed by the fear of the unknown. But we should aim to be inspired by the possibilities instead of terrified by them.

Maybe a plan will evolve, or maybe we'll learn to live without plans, and remain in the moment.

So, I don't know where I'll be in a year and a half's time, and I'm learning to be okay with that.

Until next time.

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