Finding Your Meaning

I feel like there’s something about my generation (millennials) that isn’t discussed much these days.

Some people may not understand nor agree with what I have to say and that’s okay.

Some of us (including myself) are struggling with life. We are trying to balance what society tells us to do, what we want to do, and what our parents want us to do. Unfortunately, the answer to all of these questions may not agree with one another so what next?

Many people don’t realize that as children we watched our parents dedicated so many hours to organizations that probably didn’t care much for them. They worked so hard not because it was something they loved to do, but had to do for us and for themselves. Because at the end of the day those long hours kept the house warm, the lights on and the fridge full. It’s these memories that make me who I am today.

Some may agree with me that they do not want to be that person. I want to have a job that I love and provides for me. I want to be happy doing what I do, knowing that it makes a difference. I guess you can say I want it all, and it’s okay to want that. I feel like some of us young adults are fighting an internal struggle. First off if your like me you graduated from school a few years ago and BAM reality hits you. I’m back home with my parents away from school, my friends, parties, and all the other distractions. In the beginning it felt weird because I wasn’t sure of what to do. The things I thought I loved were merely things to keep me occupied. After all these years, it was when I graduated college when I finally got in touch with myself. Of course I was told to get a job and got one, but something was missing. I didn’t know what to do with myself. This was when I realized I want to travel so I did my first solo trip to London.

When I came back I knew I needed to do this more, but there’s always a limit to this. But if there’s a will there’s a way. I find myself contemplating this “plan” vs traveling the world. I feel like this is something my generation struggles with. If it not’s traveling the world it’s doing something you love vs doing what the “plan” recommends” you do. Unfortunately, sometimes doing what you love will not make you as much money then what the plan promises. So what!? If you don’t have bills/ loans are the material possessions still worth following the “plan” you hate. Ever since I let go the idea buying meaningless things to keep up with the everyone my life has really change. Minimalism has taught me how to put things into perspective. I’m learning to combine this “plan” with doing what I love. Sometimes it doesn’t have to be all or nothing, but you do have to make sacrifices. I struggle with my personal sacrifices now, but it’s all worth it.

I feel like so many people are distracted by nonsense like social media, celebrities, and relationships that they don’t know there self. It’s so sad that one week I did a social media cleanse and deleted all those crappy apps off my phone. That week was the happiest week of my post grad life. We need to stop comparing ourselves to other and just understand what we want to do and what we love. Instagram filters are so great at hiding the fact that everyone is at a different stage in their life dealing with their own problems so just stay in your lane and do you. This is something I’m trying to do, which is why I go MIA from blogging and Insta. I honestly don’t need the world to know that currently too much is going on and I need a break.

The moment your comfortable and know yourself, is when the door to happiness opens.

So do what you love, and what needs to be done. Find that happy medium, because it doesn’t need to be all or nothing.

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