I used to think that I had to have my life all figured out by now, but I’m beginning to see that it doesn’t work like that. It sounds pretty crazy, really. Kids are always asked what they want to be when they “grow up” (and 20-somethings are asked, “have you figured it out yet?”), but you don’t just choose a career path and then you’re set for life. Who you are and what you become is much more than that, and it should always be changing.
You’re not supposed to figure it all out by the time you graduate high school, by the time you graduate university, by the time you get married or start a family. As you have experiences, discover new things, and simply go through life, your interests will change, your priorities will change, and you will change. Figuring out who you are is not something you can do by taking a 20 question quiz – it’s something that you work on for your whole life. And that’s an exciting thing!
Game Plan: Make an effort to continue trying new things, reading new books, visiting new places, and getting involved in different activities. When I was younger, I never would have imagined that I’d be a crazy hockey fan, but there are always new interests and activities out there that are waiting to be discovered.