If you’re approaching your mid-twenties and feel stuck in your current job or feel like your current career path isn’t for you, it’s not late too late to change at all. In fact, you’re early. Really early.
I know “starting over” feels so daunting, but the advantage us 20-somethings have is time.
When I first walked through the doors of my university, I didn’t know what it’d bring. In a very similar way, I didn’t know what would happen as I walked out of those doors into what general society refers to as “real life” and post-graduation (or as we’re calling it today, mid-pandemic).
I think I could’ve planned all I wanted to, but maybe only 9% of those plans would actualize because my circumstances would change. I’d value different things, I’d think a different way, and I’d just grow apart from the things I used to want to pursue (like fashion illustration).
I feel very at peace with the decisions I’ve made, and I don’t think I could’ve honestly planned my way here. It was much more of responding in real time to things as they came along.
Things happen and we can change our minds.
I see it now as this: I prefer being friends with my journey over making it something I demand utter control over.