Tomorrow, August 1st, is my birthday and I’ll be turning 23 years old.
Starting this blog, I just want to reflect on what I’ve learned and what I’ve accomplished at 22. Then, go into what I want to manifest for 23.
This time in August last year, I began a journey of really trying to figure who I am as a person. What do I like, what do I not like, what am I good at, what am I not good at? These are the questions that ran through my head everyday. So much so, I caused myself an anxiety/panic attack thinking about it. At the time, I just realized that what I’ve majored in in college is not actually what I want to do. To make matters worse, I was already in my senior year, about to go into my 5th year. So, it was too late to jump ship and switch majors. So, I stuck through it.
Let’s fast forward to January. At this point, I only have one semester left of college to finish until I graduate in May. I still dislike my major wholeheartedly, so I had to ask myself “If I could do anything in this world, what it would it be?”. I was trying new things like graphic design, web development, and UI/UX design. But for some reason nothing would click. I also started an internship at my school that I actually really loved. My supervisor really trusted me, and allowed me to be myself and do things that I thrive at. I realized those things are being organized, I’m a natural writer, I’m creative, and I love to help people. With my efforts, I earned the Excellence in Student Leadership award, which meant a lot to me since I didn’t really win anything in college yet.
Now we make it into May, and graduation is only a couple weeks away. I almost didn’t get to walk at graduation because I still had one more class to take. But, after pulling some strings, I was able to walk. I just had to take a summer class for a couple of weeks. While I was taking the summer class, I started to feel pressured to figure out my next move in life. It was hard because I didn’t know what I wanted to do. I’m still trying to figure that out as we speak.
June and July: I’m still doing some soul searching. During these two months, I took a personality test and figured out that I am an INFJ. This has helped me a lot in my journey of soul searching. I now have some insight into where I thrive in this world.
So what did I learn and achieve at 22? I learned to trust my intuition a lot more. Being an INFJ, this a super strength for me. I also learned that I need to start speaking up for myself more and communicate more verbally, which isn’t always the easiest for me. At 22, I finally graduated with a Bachelor’s degree, earned an award, and learned more about my strengths and weaknesses.
23! I’m excited! I feel fresh! After a long year of ups and downs, I’m ready to get moving. Here are my main goals:
- Start my online clothing business and start blogging more. Build this from nothing to something!
- Speak up for myself more. Do what I want to do!
- Be a lot more patience, and be okay with things taking time!
- Take better care of myself; sleep, eating habits, and surround myself with positive influences.
As always, I wanna thank you for taking time out of your day to listen to me. I would love to know what we’re you thinking about 22? If you are 22, can you relate to me? Leave a comment down below and let me know :).