This afternoon I sat down for coffee with an old friend of mine. We got talking, and it got me thinking… What is the next step for me?
I have recently been in this ongoing debate with myself about what my next step is going to be in order to help me build my future. Since graduating from University in September, I have felt that I need to be moving forward with upmost momentum and find all of my passions in life. I know that I have many passions and interests, but I am unclear with which of those passions I want to pursue. As it stands in this very moment- I have no clue what my next step is…
Once I finished my undergrad I had decided on going back to school to complete a postgraduate program in sport and event marketing. As time would tell my plans changed when I stumbled across the amazing opportunity to travel to Australia and explore life in another country. This was the ideal trip for me because it would mean visiting a best friend who was living there for the year and another girlfriend that had moved there for school. I took the five-week trip to Australia full on (as I do with most things) and somewhere along the way I realized that I am truly in love with yoga and my practice. When I returned home from my trip I ended up signing up for yoga teacher training instead of going back to school that January, and I am now in the midst of completing my 200hr training with my studio- Power Yoga Canada.
In addition to all of the incredible experiences that I have created over the past six months, I am working for a company that I stand by, trust, support and even admire. I am able to build relationships and connection through memorable experiences with my community and ignite my creativity and entrepreneurial spirit. I have learned so much about who I am and the person I want to be in my life through lululemon. I have found that my passion lies in wellness and I even have my own website to showcase my new hobby. But even after all of this I still can't help but wonder- what is next?
It seems that I have always had a rush on knowing what comes next. I think of myself as being structured, organized, and always with a plan. With that said, who I know myself to be is someone who also loves chasing after things bigger than myself and for things that can sometimes seem way out of my reach. Right now I am sitting in a place of "I don't know" while trying my best to be okay with that. After talking to multiple friends and people around my age- I know that I am not alone in this. I get the feeling that many 20-something-year-olds are undergoing similar questions and thoughts. Should I travel, should I start an office job, should I go back to school, should I move? Etc. I have to recognize how lucky I am that I have options and the ability to make personal choices in my life. I also need to consider that right now I am exactly where I should be at this time in my life. Even if sometimes I feel like I could be up to more- I can also look at all I have accomplished up until this point, (especially in the past 8 months) and be proud of that.
The challenge for me is to sit in the unknown, trust that everything will work out as it should, and appreciate what the present moment is offering me.