Why It’s OK To Be Twenty-Something And Still Not Know What To Do With Your Life

There comes a time in our life when we ask our-self “What the hell  am I doing ? Do I want to continue with this career all my life ? Is it really what I want ? Am I happy with the direction my choices are taking me?”. If you have been through this phase, then you know it is not a walk in the park. If you are going through this phase then you are well acquainted with the felling of instability and loss of confidence.


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You are not alone 

Some people are lucky enough to land their dream job right after graduation and be sure of their career path. May be you are not one of them, but you are not alone. There are so many other out going through the same indecisive phase. 

Take you time to decide what career to pursue. Take a gap year, volunteer, travel, EAT PRAY  LOVE. Explore you passions, interest, hobbies. Take time to curate your life and listen to your heart.

      Just Breathe

Just breathe by Anna Nalick is one of my favorite song. Some times all you can do is just breath. Don’t let societal pressure to pursue a full-time job as soon as you graduate drive you nuts.Your happiness matters and only you can find your way to happiness.


No don’t change who you are at least not to fit into a job you really don’t like.Embrace yourself, it will make the process of finding a career that suits you better so much easier. Define you won brand of success. What is success to you ? What do you want to achieve  in a year or 5 years ? 

Don’t loose your motivation .

The most important thing ever. Don’t loose you motivation just because you are not sure which career path to choose. Once you figure it out, you will learn a lot about yourself and difficult situation.

Remember “Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.”


25 thoughts on “Why It’s OK To Be Twenty-Something And Still Not Know What To Do With Your Life”

  1. My 20s were extremely painful not knowing where I belonged, but I turned 31, moved to Argentina and became a teacher. For the first time in my life, no doubts here. I hope u find what you’re looking for.

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    1. Same thing happened to me. In my twenties I constantly wanted to change my career, but when I turned 30 I moved to Korea and also became a teacher. Living in a different country changes the way you look at the world and how you define success or even happiness for that matter. 🙂

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  2. I completely agree with this. You have tons of time to decide what you want to do with life. When you get to 30, you’ll still have another 30 years of your career left – loads of time to make a career!

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  3. This is so inspiring, next year I’m going to college and this made me realize that I’m about to start a new chapter in my life and I have to be positive in order to achieve it 💖💖

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    1. Yes, post college we are presented with many option and our changing views definitely makes it difficult to settle down .


  4. This was a great read and SO needed for me right now- I write about this confusion on my blog a lot too. I currenty work a casework, 9 to 5 job, at a nonprofit and I am very lucky to have landed a job right after graduation with an excellent boss and a very flexible company. But the job itself and social work I realized are not where i want to be- for the 2 years since I graduated I have been wanting to work with animal organizations and will not stop trying until I do! But then again I can also see myself doing quite a few other things…I think this societal idea of having one career forever and one “passion” are kinda bogus- I mean that’s great if you find your passion and stick with it forever. But i think that is more rare than common now a days. I’ve been trying to get my boyfriend to agree to do travel nursing so we can go off and do that for a little while while we have the time and not that many commitments. good luck with figuring yourself out, too! 🙂

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    1. Thanks for sharing you thoughts shannon and your wishes. Yes, one job does not last a life time for everyone and switching career is a great opportunity to learn something new.
      I hope you get your boyfriend to agree to travel nursing. 🙂

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  5. So true! And yes, what ever happened to Anna Nalick!? That’s one of my fave songs, too 🙂

    Also love the quote you finished with – that’s one of my favorites, as well. Just added it to my best quotes for solo entrepreneurs blog post because I think that’s so important for people to remind themselves each day (including myself).

    Halfway through college, I figured out what I wanted to do, but it didn’t have an easy “path”. I wanted to do what I LOVE doing in order to make a living. I launched my own digital marketing business in December of last year and while it truly is feast and famine – and switches when you least expect it – it’s so, so worth it.

    I agree with what you say about waiting to do something you like and not settling for a path just because. You may believe it’s what your parents or peers want for you, but only you know what’s best for you and sometimes it takes time to figure out what exactly that is.

    x Kathryn

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    1. Thank you for sharing you story Kathryn. Wish you all the best for you digital marketing business venture and hope you meet success.
      Sometimes you are the only one who knows what is best for you.


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