Confessions of a Fifth- Year Senior
I still don’t know what I want to do
Published: Monday, September 16, 2013
Updated: Monday, September 16, 2013 12:09
Time is tickin’!
As each day of my final semester of college goes by, it becomes more and more apparent that my time as a student is nearly over.
Having walked the halls of this campus since August 2009 (man, that was a long time ago), one would think that I would know exactly where I want to go and what my career path will be once I dawn my cap and gown come December. But the truth is, I don’t.
I have no clue.
Just like a young child who decides one day that they would like to be a firefighter, and the next day chooses a different dream job, I’m in the pursuit of discovering my calling in life.
At first this ambiguity and uncertainty of the future was overwhelming and downright scary. Where will I live after I graduate? Will I be able to find a job?
Several of these angst-filled questions inhabited my mind for a long time, but I have chosen to not let that fear and anxiety about what might be overcome me.
It’s okay not to know where you will be going after you leave NDSU. Life is a journey and a learning process, and it’s all about enjoying the ups and downs.
These final months as an NDSU student, I have begun to realize, are not a time to sit back and be afraid of where certain career choices will take me, but rather a time to look at how far I have come and ultimately how far I will go.
In the end all I can do is work hard so that I can walk across the stage and receive a very expensive piece of paper (a.k.a. my diploma).
So, if you’re a freshman, even a sophomore, junior or senior, don’t worry… it’s okay not to have it all figured out.
Just work hard and everything will work out.