Because almost nothing in life is a guarantee, there will always be some degree of uncertainty to it.
I’m at a point in life where I have doubts. I don’t know as much as I’d like to. I have more questions than answers.
I feel somewhat scared when I think about the future, especially imagining worst-case scenarios. What if nothing works out?
As I get older, there are more things I’m expected to do that I’ve never done before. Obligations and responsibilities galore. Being an adult isn’t so glamorous.
First time for everything, right? Oftentimes the first anything isn’t easy. First job. First love. First house.
Taking things one day at a time helps. Otherwise, I’d get overwhelmed thinking about my life thirty years from now.
After all, we only ever have right now. This very moment. The present.
Even though I joke about being old, I’m only twenty. I haven’t been around that long. I still have so much to experience. If anything, I’m just getting started.
When I was younger, I felt more confident in myself. I believed in my abilities. But right now, I’m not so sure.
I feel like I’m standing on uneven ground.
To be frank, I’m not where I want to be. Far from it. Hopefully, I’ll get where I want to go sooner rather than later. When the time is right, I’ll get to my destination.
I don’t feel ready or prepared at all for anything. But that’s okay. I’ll learn as fast as I can. I can always get better.
I can’t redo some firsts. But I can use those experiences the second time around, the third, so on and so forth.
Who cares if I fail the first time? Who cares if I don’t do well right away?
So what if I lose instead of win? So what if I get rejected 99 times out of 100?
If everything came easy, what would be the point of doing anything at all?
Writing this has given me some much needed perspective. I hope it helps anyone out there who needed to hear these words.
No matter what happens, you’re going to be okay.