Lost.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

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Have you ever felt lost? Not like, you made a wrong turn and don't know where you are. Lost as in you've taken a step back, taken a long look at your life and realized you have no idea what to do. You wonder what you have accomplished, what you've done that has made a difference and draw a blank. You realize that you're turning 20 in a month or so and you still haven't had a job. You realize that you don't know how to "tell someone about yourself" or what you want to do in 5-10 years. You realize that you've dabbled in a lot of different things but still haven't found that one passion...the one thing you could see yourself doing for the rest of your life. So, so lost.

Yep, that's about where I am right now and it kind of sucks. I keep finding myself comparing my life to others and then questioning. Always questioning...

Now, as I type this, I'm wondering, why am I even writing this?! Why share something like this on the internet where anyone can read it? You know what, I don't really know the answers to those questions but I feel like if I share this it'll take some of the weight off of me. I've been walking around thinking about this for a couple of months now and now, as I continue to type, I'm realizing that I feel a lot better. I almost forgot why I loved writing in the first place...it's like therapy for me. I can complain and write whatever I want and it'll feel like this big weight has been lifted off my shoulders. Hitting the publish button...I think it's so I can be held accountable for when I say I'm going to change. So I can look back and think, did I actually take that next step?

I'm not here to complain or have a pity party...just here to let things out. I share happy moments with you guys, and the not-so-happy moments because that's life. I know I'll get over this slump and I'll find that motivation and drive again, I just need to take that next step. Until then, I will continue to learn. Learn about Adobe Illustrator, about the world of marketing and social media, and hopefully, a little more about myself.

Well, what a happy post to come back to right? I've missed you Simply-M...


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9 comments

  1. Hi Manpreet. I just wanted to let you know that you are definitely not alone in these feelings. Around our age, many people feel the weight of self-discovery and the pressures of knowing what your future holds. You are approaching it in the totally right manner. Keep expressing your feelings, keep trying new adventures and gaining life experiences. The only way you are going to understand your purpose is to do those things. It's hard and it takes time but you are strong. I know a few people that are going through this, so I actually made a post on a similar topic a few weeks ago. I don't know if it'll help you feel better but just in case I thought I should send it your way.

    I hope you have a great weekend.

    Kindness is the best accessory,
    Rebecca Kelsey Sampson
    RebeccaKelsey.com

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  2. Welcome back. Don't worry about feeling lost. I think everyone, especially people around our age go through this. We are expected to have our whole lives planned out, when reality, we're not even halfway there! I think we just need to focus on enjoying ourselves and the world around us; and let the path lead to wherever it may lead. Of course it's always good to have goals. But goals can change. What is important is the journey that shapes us as a whole.


    Peace and Love,
    Celestralite.com

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  3. I'm always lost! I honestly don't know where I will be NEXT MONTH but I don't care anymore. I just go with the flow and take it one day at a time. I used to worry so much about it, like, others my age that I knew from high school have their sh*t together and me? not so much! I say just take it easy, things will work out. Even if you don't know exactly what this is yet!!

    Jessica
    pyreflies.org

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  4. Анна-Алина ГевелюкMay 24, 2015 at 6:57 AM

    heeey! hope you have a great day! do you want to follow each other via bloglovin? if yes, just follow me there and i'll follow you back soon! http://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/anna-alina-3947784

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  5. MonaLisa www.monalisas.noMay 24, 2015 at 8:13 PM

    Hi, Manpreet! I stumbled across your blog and I am glad I did! You write really well and know how to put your feelings on "paper". I totally get where you are coming from and you are definitely not alone! Keep writing and keep sharing because by sharing we find out there is people going through the same thing. We are all so much more alike in our feelings then we all think. Hope you have an amazing start on this new week ahead of us! Keep shining <3


    www.monalisas.no

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  6. Hi Rebecca!

    Thank you so much for taking out time to write this lovely comment, it really helps me feel like it'll get better (ignore the corniness of that saying...) It definitely is tough, and I know it's going to take time, but it can be quite frustrating when all this pressure is put on us to know what we're going to doing 5-10 years from now. Like, I was lucky enough to pick a major that I've grown to love and become fascinated by, but now I have to narrow down my job outlook and know what I want to do with this major and how I want to get there? It's daunting. I will definitely check out your post and thanks again for your kind words. I really appreciate it! <3

    Lots of Love,
    Manpreet

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  7. Thanks Celeste!

    I totally agree! It's just so frustrating when it feels like everyone else has their life together and you just sit there and think...I don't even know what I'm going to wear tomorrow no less what I want to do for the rest of my life! *SIGH*

    I like that...the journey is more important because it's what shapes us...(: Thanks girly! Nice to know I'm not alone, hah.

    Lots of Love,
    Manpreet

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  8. Lol Jessica, gosh I've missed ya! <3 I like the way you think but I'm such a worry-wart! I guess I just need to take a deep breath and take it a day at a time. Thanks for the words of encouragement lovely! <3

    Lots of Love,
    Manpreet

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  9. Hi!

    Aww, this comment made me smile so big. You are so sweet! I appreciate you taking out time to read my post and leaving such kind words. (: Hope you have a great week as well!

    Lots of Love,
    Manpreet

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