18 years old. My whole life ahead of me. So much to do and see and really I should just be preparing for the rest of my life. Right?
I’ve never been someone who plans ahead. I’ve never had a “plan”. I’ve never had a vision of where I would like my life to go. When asked the age-old question, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” My immediate response is to mumble and freak out over the intensity of this huge question. One we have been asked and asked time and time again since we began talking. But eventually my goal is to be happy and satisfied with my life. Regardless of what it may be that I want to pursue.
Isn’t that what we all want? Happiness?
As time keeps moving and everyone I know is continuing with their education and getting jobs, I sit and feel like there is so much more which I want from life. I want freedom, to earn money on my terms and to actually be excited for things that I do.
People genuinely think I’m crazy for not having a job and for not continuing my education, I’m currently spending my time at home and mostly, I have all of my time to myself. To do what I want, when I want (Thanks to great parents who are nothing but supportive!). Maybe I am crazy, for being so young and already knowing that I want more from life than to work simply just to earn my next holiday off.
Since quitting a part-time job, which was actually full-time hours under a part-time contract, was boring and possibly the least fulfilling thing I have ever done. I have spent a lot of time thinking about what I want to do for the rest of my life. There are lots of things that I love; fashion, photography, culture, travel etc. I want to blur the line between work and play and instead earn money by doing the things that I love.
Somehow. I’m still working on it.
Let me know what you think below and if you have any advice then please share!