NOT BROKEN, BUT AWOKEN
YOU ARE ALLOWED TO BE BOTH A MASTERPIECE AND A WORK IN PROGRESS, SIMULTANEOUSLY
Seeing as most of my readers are from the ages of 20-35, I felt compelled to write this post. When I was 16 years old & told myself that by the time I'm 25, I better have my shit together. I better have a stable job, moved out of my parents house and be at LEAST engaged. All of these factors were assumed to make me genuinely happy.
Well, I'm 27 now. I have a stable job, moved out of my parents' house and I have an amazing boyfriend. Am I genuinely happy? To be honest, NO. I'm loving my boyfriend and enjoying living on my own, but I felt like something was missing.
I'M LIVING BASED ON WHAT MY PARENTS WANT.
Being the first person in my family to graduate and receive my Bachelor's degree, I felt like it was expected of me to work 9-5. I realize many people wish they had my "problem", but I know this isn't for me. I'd rather live comfortably than die working a job I hate and living in luxury. My problem is I want to make my parents proud. "God bless my mother's bones. Everything I do is for them." So that's why I'm working both blogging and working a 9-5. I know they just want what's best for me, and that's why they didn't even know about Modern Fit till about a year ago. I wanted to surprise them that it's possible to create an impact while creating an income.
It's okay to graduate, get a good job, and still have feelings like this isn't for you.
People don't really know what they're getting into till they are in the game. Just because you graduated in a certain field doesn't mean you have to stick with it for the rest of your life. This is YOUR LIFE. Live it the way you want to, not what others expect of you. I'm not telling you to quit the job you hate, but I'm simply saying don't settle for mediocre. Create a plan plus 10 back up plans, because life is going to hit you for shit you're not ready for.
I found my passion for fitness and blogging. I didn't start it to make money. I started off Tumblr with the blog called Modern Edge and created a new one called Modern Fit (focusing on Fitness & Style). If I wanted to, I would quit blogging & just climb up the corporate ladder. I honestly hate wearing business attire, and I always count the hours down to when I can be in sneakers and in the gym.
DON'T LET THE FEAR OF FAILURE OUTLIVE YOUR DESIRE TO SUCCEED.
Am I broken? No. I've definitely woken up to something greater than what was expected of me. For that, I'm grateful.
Talk to you guys soon <3
Photography: Stephanie Vu // @vuracious