I just posted a comment on a dear friend's blog and wanted to share it here with you guys. It describes the pep talk I give myself almost daily lately, so I thought it appropriate. And show your love to Evani, too!
To Evani (a comment on this post):
Love, we’ve all been there. From someone older (as old as you’ll be
when you’ve got that first kiddo!), who just moved back in with her
parents to pursue a new career (photography) in a field completely
unrelated to her college degree (sociology) and her work experience the
past six years (higher education), it ALL. WORKS. OUT.
It is definitely
frustrating when all your ideas are contradicting each other. You just
gotta feel it out and do what feels right. A favorite quote of mine
just popped into my head thinking of you: “Your journey is unfolding exactly as it should be.”
Enjoy it. Easy for me to say — I’m not particularly good at doing
this myself (but I DO have that quote pinned above my desk in an effort
to try harder!).
You’re amazing. You’re a rock star. Nothing you’ve
done up to this point will ever be wasted, as it’s led you to the place
you are now. And the experiences you have now will lead you to the
person you will continue to evolve into, ever-changing, for the rest of
Point is, try
to enjoy these options (I know you do!) and embrace whatever feels good,
even if it’s grad school PLUS event planning at once! Who says you
can’t? Unless you’ll totally stress yourself to death.
Let me know next time you’re down south and we’ll rendezvous again! I
want to hear more about your quarter-life meditations. XOXO and hang
in there! You’re a freakin’ awesome lady and whatever you decide will
be good and right.