“I am trying to figure out…what I want to do with my life.”

Postcard 5

Thirty of my former high-school students — who are now making their ways out in the world — volunteered to participate in ink + sky’s first Postcard Project. I am grateful for their honesty, their candor, and their willingness to take a risk.

By disclosing what they are trying to figure out, these young men and women are revealing a part of their inner selves. This courageous decision requires the willingness to be vulnerable, which is one of the most powerful acts that a person can demonstrate.

Your thoughtful comments are welcomed below. The author of this postcard will value your affirmations and kindness. Thank you.

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3 thoughts on ““I am trying to figure out…what I want to do with my life.”

  1. I believe our society does a great disservice to students in high school and college, leaving the impression that you can possibly have “a plan” for the rest of your life. I think the early 20s are probably the most challenging time of life (that I’ve experienced so far, as a 43-year-old) because of the cognitive dissonance created between the “expectation” and the fact that life rarely unfolds according to this expectation. Life is a process of following the bread-crumb trail of opportunities laid out for you. Some of it you “go after,” but most of it comes to you.


  2. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! Ah yes, the questions most college students such as myself ponder about constantly. I completely agree with your statement about taking a gap year, as there are a plethora of benefits that can come with taking one. But do not feel bad about changing your major, as some of the most successful people have done so! Sometimes we just need time to make sure we make the right decision, and that is exactly what you are doing. Take time for yourself, while also take time to see your friends and family. Find what you enjoy and turn it into a career. Stay strong no matter what and keep on pursing your goals and dreams, whatever they end up being!


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