A great part of my existence has revolved around needing a plan, whether it involved big plans for my future or a small plan for the day. If there’s one thing I’m sure of, it’s that worrying has gotten me nowhere.
As much as I have tried to plan out my life, it simply hasn’t worked out the way I imagined it. That’s okay. I’m a firm believer that everything happens for a reason, regardless of the situation.
A year ago I had plans to live in New York and attend school there. I was so excited to get out of my small, lifeless hometown and finally embrace a bigger city and meet new people who had no idea who I was. I was 100% able to do this, and I chose not to. For several different reasons, I chose to stay home. I absolutely do not regret it.
It was what I wanted at the time, but not what I needed. By living at home and attending community college here, I’m saving thousands of dollars. Of course life at home isn’t exciting, but I’m happy that it turned out this way. I’m still able to get a quality education, see my family, and met someone who has made my life a million times better than I could have imagined.
I have invested so much time worrying and fussing over things that I shouldn’t have. I’ve been missing out on living my life fully because of a clouded mind. The time to end that habit is now.
One year from now none of what I’m worried about will make a difference. Worrying only takes up precious space that could be used for motivation, ambition, and determination. It may sound silly, but it’s a truth that cannot be denied.
The unknown is a scary thing but it cannot be avoided. Embrace the things in life you cannot change and surround yourself in the positivity you are able to create instead.