One of the most difficult ideas for my to wrap my head around is that I have the rest of my life.
Years and years and years. I could go to grad school in two years, or in five, or in ten; I can work one job for a while, and then work a different job, and then pick a Career, and then change my mind and pick a different one. The way I live now won’t be the way I live forever, and that means I should always try to enjoy what I’m doing because I might never be doing it the same way again. It also means that I don’t have to compare myself to my peers as if there’s a timeline I need to adhere to. The course of everyone’s life is different.
That is such a weird and abstract concept for me, because I’m used to being on a set track (ie school) where everyone moves at the same pace and makes decisions about the same things at the same time). I’m struggling with the new.