This summer has been full of transitions and it's got me thinking about how fast time has been flying, not only when we're having fun, but also when we let the not-so-fun things drag us down. My mind has always been riddled with stress and anxiety about very minute things--more so lately about careers and maturity as I've previously blogged about. It can be frustrating at times always having to think about where you are and where you want to be. I feel like we are all ever-changing and sometimes in cyclical ways that can lead you right back to where you once were. It seems like only yesterday I was complaining about working at my part time retail job, desperately wanting a 9 to 5 office job, and now that I have one I want to go back to retail. I am a person of many tastes, faces, and talents so it becomes a bit stifling to be stuck in one thing for too long without the freedom to move to and fro.
But this post isn't meant to complain about careers (I've done that enough already), it's more meant to express a thought that I'm sure a lot of people deal with. This seems especially true for my generation where jobs aren't what they used to be and a living can be made doing pretty much anything online. Taking a walk by the beach near my apartment on a Wednesday afternoon I ached for the luxury I once had doing shift work and being able to do something fun in the middle of the day. Now it all has to be planned and scheduled. There are a few things I also thought would be useful to begin practicing on a daily basis to not feel so...indecisive...when it comes to life and work.
1) Be more mindful of the things I'm doing and how I spend the time I have to myself
2) Do things that make me happy
3) Don't be afraid or lazy to explore new things
I think that by keeping these in mind and I can begin to experience my adulthood the way I would like it to be and not the way I think I should be experiencing it.
What are your thoughts on careers?