Talking to my 22 year old self.

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 :).

2 thoughts on “Talking to my 22 year old self.

  1. Cinnamon Cookiie July 31, 2019 — 7:44 pm

    I’m so proud of you and the young man that you have become. Only you can walk your journey and know what’s best for you so remember that. Follow your own instinct, you only have one life to live learn for your mistakes and you will grow stronger. I enjoyed reading your platform and I hope young adults your age read and understand what you’re saying and speak up more for their self as well. Good luck the sky is the limit.

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