Scared of the Future?


The future. 

I have had a difficult time with this concept. What is it? How do I accept that I can not control or change it? As I go into my sophomore year of college, there are a lot of questions. For example, will I make new friends? Will my classes be awful? Will I be able to create the business that I've been trying to create? I want to know that everything will be okay.

I just want to say that the future is scary. It scares me, it scares you, and it scares all of us. But, the more I think about it, I just want certainty. But, without some uncertainty life would be extremely scary. Would you like to know who you marry, when you die, what your life will exactly be? 

Let's pretend that you were asking about your future 5 years ago. Looking back from today, can you tell your past self that you are fine? That you ended up okay (doesn't mean you didn't hit rough patches)? You can use this to go about your future. When you look back then to your now self, imagine them saying the same things. "You'll be just fine."

I know the future is scary, but I'd choose a little uncertainty every day than to be utterly bored. It's what makes life worth living, and it allows us to create our path.




Madison Brandt