I see a lot of you guys on here struggling with feeling worthless or like your life is a waste because you’re still 16 or 17 and you feel that you don’t have a fulfilled life or that you haven’t maximized your time. You feel like you are a waste because all you do is fangirl or enjoy movies. But the truth is, you are doing more. If you’re in highschool right now, you’re not exactly supposed to be at the epitome of a life with a stable job, a stable pay, a busy schedule.
There’s nothing wrong with you focusing only on your school and your hobbies. Maybe you have a part time job, too. That’s amazing. Seriously. Let life go on. You’ll be amazed how many opportunities will come up out of nowhere, how much experience you gain without even realizing it. You’ll be amazed how your goals will change, your preferences will change, etc. That’s life.
I’m scared sometimes of where I’m going to go after graduation from uni, but I also can’t do much about it. I’m trying to do whatever I enjoy––in terms of my job, my volunteer, my courses––and I’ll push through and see where it takes me.
If I learned anything, it’s that stressing about where I’ll go hasn’t helped me go anywhere. Focusing on where I want to go and working as hard as I can and accepting the outcome––and looking for new opportunities, because failure and rejection doesn’t mean your path has ended.
So yes. Work hard. Enjoy your hobbies. Study well. Life won’t always (actually, mostly, it won’t) work out to exactly go as you want it to. That doesn’t mean you’ve failed, it just means you’re living. Don’t give up––keep going. It’s hard to start thinking like this. It’s hard to keep thinking like this. But honestly––you are not a failure or a waste or whatever because you’re not an “accomplished” person. You don’t have to be a world-renowned author by age 18. You don’t have to be an award winning scientist by age 25. We’re young, and our goals don’t have to have a due date.
Keep that in mind, and don’t let it ruin your goals and dreams.
If your dream turns out to be a nightmare, build yourself a new dream.