In my previous post, “Living Without Her Plans,” I wrote about how at one point in my life, I swore I had it all figured out. Just a little recap – I literally thought I knew, down to the nitty gritty, what was ahead of me in this funny thing we call life.
Story ruined: that all changed.
Maybe it wasn’t ruined though. Maybe if I stuck to MY plans, my life wouldn’t have been all that great after all. It took me a minute to realize I needed to calm down and just give it to the big man upstairs. Lets face it y’all – He knows what He’s doing.
These past few weeks, I finished my final spring semester of college *woohoo*.
However, I still have three summer college courses to take this summer to complete my Bachelors Degree in Mass Communications. They’re classes I should’ve taken with my general education courses my first year of college though, so I’m not sweating!
I could’ve chosen to walk in the spring graduation ceremony, but I chose to walk in the summer one. Partially due to the fact that I am most likely the most impatient human on this planet, so sitting through a long graduation ceremony is not really my cup of tea. But also due to the fact that personally, I didn’t want to walk if I didn’t fully have my degree.
I’ll graduate August 5th , 2017 from the University of South Florida. I completed my Bachelors Degree in three years and it went by so quick. After graduation, I have absolutely zero idea what lies ahead.
I will be making my first big move to another state after graduation, that’s about all I’m certain of relating to my degree and my career. I know that my dream career will take longer to achieve, accompanied by a higher degree (or two.) When will I start that higher degree? To be determined. I know that some hefty bills are about to fall on my lap, but other than that, it’s all just a “what if” kind-of game right now.
Not going to lie, not knowing what lies ahead has given me a little bit of anxiety. I let it get ahead of me for a minute, resulting in some worry.
I laid down in my bed the other night, and could not sleep for the life of me. I had all these thoughts and worries, but then I realized something - just because I am graduating college does NOT mean I have to have it all figured out.
In fact, the majority of people DON’T have it figured out, and that’s perfectly okay. Life is funny, and to be honest, not knowing what lies ahead of me keeps it kind-of fun.
Once, I had a really amazing person tell me this: “Kiddo, some of the things I swore were for me, turned out to be kinda crappy. Whether it was a job, a friendship, a relationship, anything forced normally didn’t turn out. Then on the other hand, some of the things that happened to me that I had absolutely no idea were going to happen – those are what turned out to be the best times of my life.”
This advice has stuck with me. Any time I start to worry that I don’t have it figured out because I don’t know exactly what is going to happen, I remember that advice, and I remember that it’s okay.
That brings me back to my advice from the “Living without her plans” post. I wrote that post before the heat of graduation was really with me, before the pressure of people asking me, “What are you going to do now?” was on me.
The answer to any of that is I’m trusting God’s plan for me. He’s got it figured out way better than I ever could.
Until next time!
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