9 October 2017

thoughts #4: the future



image from tumblr showing my current vibes 

Happy Monday people!

I've been feeling very reflective recently, reviewing my previous choices and looking to choices I've still got to make. For our generation, it is almost expected that we know what we want to do so young. We take pathways that guide and narrow us towards certain professions, arguably limiting our future choices. 

I'm currently in a bit of a situation in that I have no idea what to do with my life. I know I have plenty of time to think and decide; but it is particularly a struggle when I feel as though everyone around me has somewhat of a direction to what they're doing. I don't want to reach a point in my life where I look back and think, "why didn't I do ..?" 

I was talking to some friends at college the other day, and we were talking about hair. We were discussing how we'd all love the opposite of our hair colours/ styles. It occurred to us that we all wanted what we didn't have, and I believe that statement to be so true in many aspects of our lives. I find myself constantly admiring instagram influencers, people on the streets etc, wanting to want something they have; rather than appreciating what I have. 

This is something I don't want to happen in my future. I want to constantly be challenging myself, not limiting myself. I don't want to find myself comparing my situation to others, because we are all on a unique journey in our lives. 

So I am keeping my options open at the moment. I'm deliberating between two main categories English and Art; but I'm trying not to think too hard about it. I always find myself so interested in everything and whilst I'm yet to find the thing that stands out to me, it's nice to be able to have a dabble in it all.

How has your week been? I feel like I've been absent from the blogging world after I didn't post on Wednesday lol. I went to see Loyle Carner on Saturday which was so amazing, what have you guys been doing?

-Lexie x 

2 comments:

  1. That fear of looking back and thinking "why didn't I do..." is very consuming, but like you say, you've gotta remember you're 18, there is time. I think learning to appreciate what we do have is an immensely important skill, something everyone could develop. For uni, I suppose go with your heart and remember nothing is final, just because you chose one doesn't mean you can't pursue the other. I hope the future feels a lil clearer soon!XX

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  2. Hello :) I'm a new reader, but I love your blog so much! :) xx Mary

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thank you x