Discovering who you are can be difficult.
It's a life long journey. I think it gets easier after high school. I do not envy you guys who are still in school! The drama! Ugh! Thinking about being back in school stresses me out.
Back then, I found guys to be much less dramatic so they became my close friends. I still had girls that were friends, but only a few. After high school, my circle of friends became smaller because I obviously had trust issues (still struggle with). I think that's why I became shy and quiet...that way I can observe people and see if they're 'my' people. Which seems to be working because I never have drama!!
I did some research and found a few questions for you to answer to help you figure yourself out!
These questions came from Tiny Buddha.
- What or who would you be if you knew you couldn’t fail? What an awesome question! Failure terrifies the shit outta me! So, if I had 0% failure factor who/what would I be? A photographer of course. I am working towards that goal every. Single. Day. Photography is my first thought in the morning and the last thought before I go to sleep. I am working towards becoming a full time photographer. It is taking longer than expected, but, that always happens. I think things should just POOF ? happen!
- What is your ninety-second personal elevator speech? Think of this like you're meeting a new friend and they want to get to know you. What would you tell them? That's your elevator speech! Mine would be something like..I am a dog lover, always for the underdog, try and see the good in everyone, empathetic, try to be kind to everyone, a treehugger (what my hubs calls me), recycler of everything, buy Made In The USA as much as possible, support small businesses (even if it costs more).
- What are your core personal values? "Personal values are the things that you believe are important in the way you live. They give you a reference for what is good, beneficial, important, useful, desirable, and constructive. Once you are able to determine exactly what values are most important to you, you can better determine your priorities". I think #3 is very close to your elevator pitch..
- What makes you genuinely happy? "For example, if family is one of your core personal values, will taking a job that involves tons of travel make you happy?." For me..my family, friends, and our furkids.
- If money were no object, how would you live your life differently? "Many people equate happiness and success directly to the amount of money they have. How many times have you heard someone say, “If I hit the lottery, I’d…”But remember, this question isn’t really about money at all. It’s more about thinking outside the limits we tend to put on our aspirations and actions because things seem out of our reach financially. You may not be able to do those exact things, but once you know what those true desires are, you expand your thinking and begin to develop a plan to work towards goals you may have never imagined possible." For me...hmmm...? I would def be a full time photographer, have an animal rescue foundation, cute little farm house to decorate with lots of acreage for photoshoots. I'm sure this question means to dig deeper, but, these were my first thoughts and I ain't got all day plus, I'm not a deep thinker.
I know these are tough questions, especially if you're still in school, but think of how much further ahead you are already! The big thing to remember is your answers to these questions will alter a bit, and that's ok! That means you're growing!!
Happy traveling down YOUR life's path!