5 Years Time
Sometimes on my way home from work I drive past my high school and every time I do I think how much has changed since I went there 5 years ago. First of all, I can't believe how fast 5 years has gone by, how young high school kids look, and where I am in my life. When I was in high school I was always looking ahead to the future. I wondered where I would go to college, who I would meet, and what I would end up doing after I graduated.
5 years ago I was applying to college as a finance major. I thought that I would work my way up to being a CFO. Along the way, my plans changed and I couldn't be happier. At the end of my freshmen year, I changed my major to communication studies because I wanted to be more creative. Sophomore year of college I added a marketing minor. I thought that I would work in PR and plan fun events. Junior year I had my first internship, I wanted it to be a publicity internship, but the company had already filled that position. So, I took the social media internship. Little did I know that it would spark my interest in a new career. Senior year I completed two marketing internships and learned that my dream career is in content marketing. During my senior year and after graduating, I applied to countless jobs. I finally landed an awesome job about two months ago! I get to write content for a variety of clients everyday and assist with social media campaigns. I'm able to be creative, which is the main reason I switched my major from finance to communication.
5 years ago I wondered who my soulmate was, where he was, and when I would get to meet him. I watched countless wedding videos (am I the only one that does that?) and dreamed of the one who would make me feel like that. I'm a hopeless romantic and absolutely love, love stories. Little did I know that in an advertising class in February 2015, I would meet the one who made me feel like soulmates exist. Our relationship isn't perfect, we have had some not so great moments, but we were able to make it through stronger. I think that's what is the true testament to any relationship. It's not about how well you get along when times are good, it's how you stick together when times are tough.
5 years ago I was a completely different person. I was very shy and focused on getting into college. I wondered a lot about my future. Throughout college I learned how to be strong, independent, and balance a lot of different things. I learned that it is okay to try new things (like this blog). I learned that plans change and things don't go exactly the way you thought of. I learned that change is good and helps you become a better person. I learned to live in the moment and take each day as it comes.
In 5 years time, for the first time, I don't know where I will be or what I will be doing. But, then again I never really knew 5 years ago what I would be doing now. The future that I had dreamed for myself 5 years ago changed along the way. I have an idea of some of the things I hope to accomplish in the future, but I don't have a plan for it. That's okay. I want to take the days, weeks, months, and years as they come. Enjoy the moment and go along for the ride.
If you feel like nothing is changing or everything is, know that it's okay. Know that you are not alone. Know that you'll have the things you dreamed of long ago. They might not come in the way you expected or planned, but they will. Try to relax and enjoy the stage of life that you are in now. It goes by fast. Take advantage of opportunities and adventures to learn, grow, change, love, laugh, and have fun. :)