Am I supposed to have this all figured out?
You are about to embark on the next phase in your life. The excitement has been building all throughout high school. Decisions have been made (or perhaps not?) It seems the next step in your life is all anyone in your life can talk about. With all this pressure, how can anything go wrong? Right?
What am I supposed to do with my life?
Let me tell you, this is another one of those major life phases that you are expected to simply relish in the excitement and express nothing but drive, motivation and absolute joy for the new experiences to come. Reality: this can be a very intimidating, confusing, and perhaps even lonely time in your life. This is normal.
What if I fail?
I want to validate whatever feelings you’re having, because, well…they’re valid! When we accept and validate the feelings we are having, then and only then, can we move forward with the business of life – successfully. Maybe you feel stuck in what to do next, maybe you feel scared about what’s coming next, maybe you feel anxious that you won’t succeed, maybe you feel sad thinking about the possibility of letting your family down. Whatever the case may be, please remember this is temporary and that more importantly you don’t have to go through it alone. I have lived this and helped countless other young adults to work through this complex phase of life, to go on and achieve wonderful things!