I was gone for a minute now I’m back with the jump off!
So I was sitting at work, drumming away on the keyboard when I noticed that it’s been 3 years since I’ve graduated college. You know how one day you’re living your life then have a realization that spins you into a downward spiral of panic? That happened to me and I continued to think about what’s going on with my life and what I’m doing to make the most out of it. Now these panicky moments aren’t new to me, as I’ve had them since college, and I’m happy to say I’ve gotten much better at handling these moments and taking stock of where I am in a positive light.
Every time I experience feelings of helpless and confusion over life, I just take a moment to myself to reflect on all the things I’ve done that I’m proud of. Looking at all of the personal accomplishments I’ve had allows me to reaffirm that I do have passion about certain things and I do have the will and tools to follow those passions and pursue whatever I put my mind to. I just need to not be in my head all the time or get consumed with other people’s’ lives to the point where I stop working on me.
Not only has it been 3 years since I’ve graduated undergrad. It’s been such a big year of transition for me. I’ve successfully been living in Philadelphia for a year now. Although I’m not where I want to be professionally, financially, and personally, I still feel good about where I am and the things I have done to get here. I’m still looking for full time work that allows me to be creative and be on the internet. I still don’t have a friend group here, but I’m being more active in meetup and blogger groups in my area. I’m still working on saving money and paying off debt, but I’m more conscience of how I’m spending my money and what I’m spending it on. Instead of buying material objects, I’m focusing more on experiences.
This new path led me to my weekend getaway to Ireland this past weekend and the experience really just reaffirmed for me what I already knew, which is that I LOVE TRAVELLING! I love going to new places and exploring new areas and just existing in these foreign spaces. I am truly filled with euphoria. So I want to take the time to come back to my blog and be more dedicated to posting about travel and enjoying new experiences! The things that have kept me away from blogging, was me getting my life together, but also me holding off on posting anything, because things weren’t good enough, or funny enough, or creative enough. My blog should be a space where I go to be free and open about the things I love, specifically travel so my plan is to do more of that and not overthink it.
All that to say, it’s okay if you are also confused where your life is heading. Welcome to the club. No one has their sh*t all the way together. As long as you are dedicated to growing and learning and living in your truth, you’re doing great sweetie.