I’m 24 years old.
I have been out of school and working for almost 2 years.
Two years ago, I had absolutely no idea what I enjoyed. I am someone who becomes completely enveloped in whatever I am going through at that time, and at that time, my only focus had ever been school.
I was good at school. Good at getting As, good at studying, good at listening and learning. But that was what I focused on. I never had focused on what I enjoyed.
I got my first job because I had an internship with the company, and it was an obvious next step for me. I didn’t know where it would take me.
Now, looking back, I can see that it’s taken me on a wild ride, for the better.
You see, when you’re completely on your own for 2 years, with no one telling you how to live, you start to realize things. You have time to think about your own happiness and figure out what you enjoy.
I realized that I had never focused on anything I was actually passionate about. I was only doing what I was told, and I was really good at that.
I’ve now learned to be a little selfish. I’ve learned how to say no, even when it’s hard for me to. I’ve learned to listen to myself rather than constantly letting others tell me how to live my life.
And it has led me to finding happiness.
I feel confident now. I know that I want to pursue a career in Digital Marketing. I want to keep learning. I want to try new things and I want to travel.
This isn’t to say that doing things for others is absolutely dreadful and that I only need to focus on what I want. I actually feel more fulfilled now when I do things for others than before, because I am the one telling myself that this is the right thing to do.
I am paving a path for myself. I’m ready to live for myself.