Hey you, you’re doing okay

I’ve been reflecting on my life a lot lately. I’m nearing the end of my masters degree, which naturally breeds a lot of nerves and feelings of apprehension. What am I going to do with my life? What if I don’t get a job? What direction do I want to go in? Where do I want to live? Where do I want to apply?

Woah. Breathe. Pause.

You are doing okay.

My anxiety often gets the best of me and I tend to think about and worry about the future more than I need to. I had a conversation with my Papa the other day and he said “Sami, you cannot worry about the past.. you can’t change it. And don’t waste too much time worrying about tomorrow because tomorrow is never promised. You must live for today and today only”. It was so powerful to me. I wrote “Tomorrow is never promised” on a post-it and put it on my desk. I look at it every morning and am reminded that today is the only day you can truly live for.

I am focusing on the moment. I am focusing on finishing my thesis, and getting my masters degree. I have to remember: I will have my masters degree at age 23, and that is pretty damn good. I have a wonderful family and great friends. I have an amazing boyfriend who supports me to no end. I’m blessed. I have to remember that and work to not get so caught up in everyday stressors. Always remember, there are people who would love to have your bad days.

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