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Finding Your Purpose

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Getting deep today, folks.

I have officially finished my senior fall of college.
Aka I have one semester of college left…ever.
Aka I graduate in 5ish months.
Aka I’m entering the real world all too soon.
Aka I’ve had quite a few “oh shit” moments in the past few months.

And I know I’m not alone in feeling this way. All my fellow seniors are running around in a frenzy applying to jobs, applying to grad schools, panicking about if they made a mistake choosing X major, fighting the feeling in the pits of their stomachs when thinking about where the past 4 years went. But even more terrifying than all of the above?

What is my purpose? The world is mine for the taking, but what do I want to take? What do I want to give in return?

By no means do I think I have this figured out, and you know what? I think that’s okay. I’ve come to the conclusion that there is no time frame to finding your purpose. Especially because that purpose might change as you get older, or you might discover new ones. I think there is this pressure to “get it right” the first time around, but even the missteps you take lead you to something better and greater that may not have happened otherwise.

At this point in my life all I know are the things I am currently passionate about. Those passions are pretty accurately summed up by the content I post on this site. I think passion is key to being successful while also being happy. This is the essence of my favorite quote: “Give a person significance and success will never be enough.”

Will these change at some point? Definitely wouldn’t be the first time. So far I’m learning to be okay with the unknown — difficult for someone as impatient as me — and doing more of what makes me happy.

Where will I find myself in May?! Stay tuned. I’m excited to share this journey with you.

With love,

Esra

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