Mondays are rough sometimes. As a 25 year old with a college major I can’t use in the real world, Mondays can be a reminder that another week is starting and I am working a job that I don’t like, and life isn’t turning out like I planned.
Its terrifying to realize you’re getting older, and not using your talents and abilities to their full potential.
This used to get me down, making days miserable. Making me feel like I was never going to go anywhere, that I would be in the same position until was old, and then be another adult with an unfulfilled life.
I was recently inspired, however. I met an older lady, who let me know she would be quitting her purchasing job soon, as she had been going back to school to be a nurse. Pursuing her lifelong dream at age 40.
I have time, energy and all the resources I need, and am still young. There are free online programs, people, social media groups, all available to help on my journey. All it takes is courage, time and effort.
Now, Mondays are a new opportunity. To start over. A new week! To try new things, explore new hobbies, make new memories. Find what I want to do, and then find out how to make it into a career.
I know that a lot of 20-somethings that struggle with this. Not knowing what to do with their life, having a degree they can’t use. Being afraid to try new things because they’re not sure where it will take them.
Don’t get feel like you’re stuck somewhere just because its where you are today. There are always opportunities and places to go, and ways to get there. All it takes is courage, and effort.
Every day can be one step closer. And today, is a new day, we can be courageous together. Happy Monday.