Illustration by @Steph_angelis 

Illustration by @Steph_angelis 

by diana martinez

I've been thinking about the future and I'm here to completely, unapologetically admit that I have no idea what I'm doing and it's okay. 

As I come close to the end of my college education I'm reflecting on what I've been through the last three years. I walked into college majoring in something that I didn't truly like and wasted a year and a half trying to warm up to it regardless of the fact that I was completely miserable. I stuck to it because it'd lead to a career that'd guarantee a good pay and it was honestly my biggest mistake in, like, life. 

While growing up I was never told to do what made me happy, I was told to do whatever made me the most money.

That isn't good advice.

I mean, who doesn't like having money or a stable income, right? But how can we not succeed while doing what we love or at least have some passion for? Sometimes we think the things we love or our "hobbies" aren't capable of producing a livable income for us. Just do whatever makes you feel happy, whatever makes you excited to wake up in the morning, whatever lights a fire inside you and motivates you to keep going. You really can't fail in life if you're doing what makes you happy. 

For those of you starting college or changing majors or just stuck; do what YOU want to do. Don't let others make decisions for you, don't let others influence you. 

The future is uncertain and that's what makes it scary but it's even scarier to think about ending up unhappy in life because you did what others told you to do instead of what you wanted to do.

I'm not sure what's going to happen but I just needed to get this out so future me never forgets to do whatever the hell makes me happy.

Hope you can do the same.