Another year gone

May 17, 2018


Managing Editor | mrb056@latech.edu




As we approach the end of spring quarter, many students are stressing over what to do next in life. Whether you are a graduating senior or a freshman finishing your first year of college, the end of an academic year is always stressful as well as celebratory.


The change for seniors is obvious. You are now being kicked out of the nest, landing face first into the real world. Some are going straight to work while others are possibly attending graduate school. Either way, there is a good chance that at some point you will think “I just spent four years getting this degree and I still have no idea what I am doing.” But do not be alarmed, you are not alone.


When I spend weekends at home with family, one of my favorite things about it is realizing that no one has life figured out. My older cousins who have had jobs for years now are still figuring out how to do things. My dad claims it has been purely good luck that has brought him this far. Even my grandparents will admit they still have that thought of cluelessness.


The point I am making here is not to worry so much about what is next. However, I am not saying to simply let your life fly wild in the wind. Obviously, you should be prepared with some sort of plan mapped out, but do not let that sole idea of “what is next” or “now what do I do” take over your brain.


Just the other day, I overheard a conversation between two men and their young daughters. One of the girls asked her father something like, “how did you decide on what you wanted to be when you grew up?” The dad simply responded that he still did not know what he wanted to do; he was still trying to figure it out.


While these scenarios may worry some people that our society is full of people who have no idea what they are doing, that is reality. Most people seem like they have life figured out and have every answer to life’s questions, but that is just not the case. Whether you are 7 or seventy, you will always have some things in life still unanswered, and that is okay.


Life is not meant to be mastered by anyone. It is something that everyone goes through in different ways and deals with differently.


Everyone has moments where they seem completely lost in what to do. But we also have really great moments in life where it seems like it could not get any better.


So, if you are worrying about what your next step in life is, take a moment to look back. You have made it this far through all the things you have been through, right? This next chapter will not be any different.


Morgan Bernard is a senior communication major from Echo who serves as managing editor for The Tech Talk.


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