This quote from the movie Her pretty much sums up how I've been feeling lately. It's very much felt like a case of, I don't really know what to do next, and subsequently I don't really feel like doing much at all, because what difference will it make?
However, then I remembered something. Something big, something crucial, and possibly the most important thing I could have remembered: I am only 18 years old. I have got my entire life ahead of me. My story is just picking up...
"When you're young, everything feels like the end of the world; but it's not. It's just the beginning"
So what, I don't have a job yet, or a boyfriend, and I don't quite have a clear cut plan of what I want to do with my life- but that's okay. There are a million unanswered questions, and a million things I need to do but haven't and a million experiences that I am yet to have, and again- that's okay.
The reason it is okay is because recently I've just been reminded that actually, you know what, we are so young! Okay, maybe not everyone reading this is as young as me, but from the content we produce on this little blog of ours, I doubt any of you are much more than a decade older than me reading this. In which case, my point still stands. We are SOOOOOOO young!!
There are so many people I am yet to meet, and so many feelings I am yet to feel, and so many places and opportunities I am yet to explore, and so many thoughts that will one day become great ideas and maybe even great products. The thing with the future is that we can't foresee it. We have no idea where the next step is going to take us, and as I have slowly been learning, and clearly need to learn, it's okay to not know that next step. In fact, it's often better to not try and plan or see those next steps, because chances are, the world is going to say 'nah mate' and take you somewhere new altogether.
When I remember and reflect on these things, it terrifies me, to be quite honest with you. However, I also find it extremely exciting, because think of all the things I have to look forward to! Think of all the experiences that will one day be flung into my life and may take me completely by surprise in the best way possible!
So yeah; my point is, when you're feeling a bit lost and don't quite know your next move- remember that you have so much time to get things wrong, and you have so much time to get things right. You have a whole lot of life left to live. Don't dwell on it too much- just get on with it and live it to its fullest potential.