Lately I have been feeling a bit down because I am in my final semester of university and feel like my degree hasn’t really gotten me anywhere in particular and I have no idea what I will do next year or with my life in general. People have told me to do post graduate studies because it will get me to where I want to be.. but 3 years at university sure didn’t.
I feel as though a university education just makes you become like everyone else, but what if I don’t want to be like everyone else?
I know the results I want my life to produce – to help others, to inspire others and to just make a difference – but I am not sure what actions to take to produce these results!
My sister suggested going along to a movie with her last night so I happily went along, not sure what to expect. I am so glad I went though because it was one of the most life changing nights of my life.
A community of like-minded positive people gathered in a small yoga studio, with vegan treats and chai tea, huddled on bean bags to watch the movie Finding Joe. The movie was the perfect thing I needed in my life right now. Afterwards everyone stayed around and talked to each other. To see strangers talking openly and warmly to other strangers was a beautiful thing and my sister and I felt so included in this little community.
If this night helped me realize one thing it’s to never compromise yourself. Your dreams are important and you need to listen to them. The people who tell you to go to university, to do post graduate studies, to get a well paid job and live like the majority of other people – they are the unlucky one’s. They are the one’s who won’t find bliss.
While they may shake their heads and laugh at you, don’t let it compromise your hopes and dreams. Even if they tell you your plans are not realistic – don’t listen to them. You just continue on your path, even if it’s hard. You will get there one day.
Other’s settle for a job or a life that’s just okay because they fear failure. They fear another opportunity will never come along so they just take whatever they can get and live the safe life.
But I can’t settle for that. And I hope you won’t either. I hope you follow your passions, listen to your calling and chase your dreams. It will be hard and you will struggle many times along the way. But it’s going to be okay. Or maybe it won’t be. Maybe instead of being okay, it’s going to be grand, magnificent and spectacular.
To finish this post I have included quotes by Joseph Campbell (that’s who the movie was based on). And if you have the opportunity to watch Finding Joe (you can buy it online), I highly recommend it because it helped me so much and I hope it helps you too!
Lots of love,