I don’t believe in fluffy New Year’s resolutions. But I do believe that this upcoming year will bring big changes into my life. Define big. Well, practical things like graduation, move, perhaps a new job, travels, 25th birthday and a marathon. (I have told now at least 10 people that I am going to run the Stockholm marathon, just to make myself do it for sure). All this if everything goes well, of course. May this also be my wish list for the year – we’ll see where I find myself in next December.
All these exciting things direct my thoughts towards the future. After finishing my studies next summer (hopefully I will, let’s not take that for granted at this point either), I have a pretty unique opportunity in my hands. If we’re talking in clichés, let’s call it a new beginning. I have had the privilege of educating myself for 19 years, but finally I am “done” – as done as any newly graduated can be. Most importantly, I am free to do whatever I want. This thought puts butterflies in my stomach!
Some people don’t like uncertainty, but I love it. “Anything can happen” mindset means both opportunities and drawbacks, and the last ones we don’t always get to choose. Instead, I choose to focus on the opportunities – life will surely provide some. Not having plans too set in stone gives me the flexibility to survive and embrace the unexpected, eventually leading to something great. So, in uncertainties we trust.