Things are changing…

…and they’re changing fast!

Today is my first day unemployed! I found out in January that the company I worked for was closing and the day has finally come! While some people might be relieved by the 10 months to decide on what to do next, I saw this as a daunting deadline to figure out what I want to do with the rest of my life. In my short 23 years I’ve worked in a grocery store, clothing retail, and as an office assistant and I feel like I have no idea what I want to or, more importantly, who I want to be.

So, no what? 50 things. I was expressing my anxieties about my future to some friends and said “there are 50 different things I want to do – I wish I could just pick one”. A friend responded to this with “so why don’t you just do 50 different things?”. Something clicked. Why not? Why pick one linear path to success when I could do more? My ADHD has always limited me on the cookie cutter go-to-college-get-a-career-get-married-have-kids-die path, but creatively it has served me.

My two conclusions are this: I have no idea what I want to do to make money AND I’m learning how to work with myself and my brain.

Today is day one.

3 thoughts on “Things are changing…

  1. Hey, we’re the same age! And I felt the same way when I finished school. Financial strain has forced my hand in a lot of life decisions and yet it somehow has all worked out pretty well! If you make the best of your situation, keep your eyes open for opportunities, and aren’t afraid to take some risks, you can have a pretty sweet and successful life 🙂 Wishing you the best!

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