Continue to Seek
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you."
- Matthew 7:7
Often times, graduation season or moving to a new city/country can bring forth feelings of anxiousness & confusion about life's next chapter. Just recently, I had a very serious conversation with a loved one expressing our concerns surrounding this topic. I'm a generally cheerful person but I've been feeling hopeless lately about what's next in my life. I'm sure I'm not the only one struggling to find that purposeful path.
If you're about to graduate from university, haven't gotten that promotion at work, haven't gotten into that masters program you've been wanting to get into, haven't applied for your future profession school, or- let's be honest - maybe you haven't even started studying for the test to even qualify for any post-grad program because f*ck - you didn't even think you'd make it this far - you're not alone.
Every person is unique. Each path is different. Mine? I'm currently pursuing a career in a health profession because I think it's amazing how science can be used to better a person's life. I love taking on new projects. I've always been the creative one in my family. When I was little, I loved to draw, sing, craft; I loved to create things and I especially loved sharing those creations. I was a visual learner. I loved music and took on instruments. I developed an interest in writing & pursued that daily and I've recently just taken up photography. I was naturally curious about everything. I still am.
Sometimes it's hard to follow what you're really passionate about because of financial circumstance or what others may think. Starting this blog has been an idea I've had since high school. Back then, I'd been so afraid of what others might have said about me. I wish I hadn't cared. But I'm here now. This is what matters. My heart is so happy.
But why am I still confused? Fear is such a hindrance. Maybe it's societal standards. Maybe it's fear of failing in front of strangers, or worse- in front of those I love. Maybe, maybe, maybe. It's all just a bunch of hypothetical scenarios. We all want to know what's next. But we won't find anything if we don't actively seek for whatever 'next' is.
This morning, I attended mass at my catholic church. The homily was that we are made so beautifully. We all matter. There were so many people at service today. I took in how many people chose to be at service this morning. I wondered who woke up 30 minutes before mass and decided to be here. And upon doing so, I thought to myself... How crazy is it that each one of us is called to pursue a vocation? And how crazy is it that in addition to everyone standing here with me, that everyone else who isn't here are also searching for something? The choice is ours whether we move forward and discover that treasure for ourselves.
Let's take this life one day at a time. Do something today, understand your goals. If you don't know what those goals are, sit down and think about it. Learn about yourself because no one else can learn and truly accept the deepest desires of your heart but you.
I just kind of wanted to remind you this Sunday to just take this life one day at a time. Take the year one month at a time, each month- one week at a time and finally, take each week one day at a time. As long as you keep moving forward, you're one day closer to a new opportunity, one day closer to reaching a goal. Or if you're not sure what your goal should even be right now, learn about yourself and understand what your heart is calling out for.
I never thought much about the journey. But the journey truly is as important as the end goal. You were made for wonderful things- whatever that may be.
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